AMANI WOMEN CENTER (AWC) enriches the lives of refugee communities in Georgia and empowers them in their new environment by providing educational programs, and a variety of social, civic, and human services. We serve these women and their children once their resettlement benefits end and when they are faced with the challenges of navigating the system and providing for themselves and their families. AWC fills this important gap by providing 3 unique programs utilizing a holistic approach designed to build and sustain healthy families within the home and the community. We believe in the value of creating trusting relationships on a person-to-person basis to identify community needs and obstacles to develop effective solutions that empower and strengthen the community. Our mission provides a pathway that empowers and educates refugee women through culturally-tailored programs that contribute to their economic security and overall well-being.


Amani’s Save Our Sisters (SOS) initiative seeks to secure medical care for refugee women in Clarkston, GA suffering from serious health problems caused by Female Genital Cutting (FGC). By purchasing our cloth button items (necklaces, bookmarks, hair clips and pins, magnets), proudly handcrafted by refugee women at the Amani Sewing Academy, you are helping refugee women access life-changing medical services, including restorative surgery. Each item is one of a kind and will therefore vary from the pictures.

We also custom-make memorial necklaces from loved ones’ neckties. (Please supply us with at least three neckties and we can create up to four necklaces - 100% of the net proceeds go toward supporting this urgent campaign.)

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Johari Africa is a social enterprise under the economic empowerment program at Amani Women Center, Inc. Johari Africa is Swahili for Jewels of Africa.

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