The Imani Project is vision of hope, faith and inspiration; a demonstration of what a small group of dedicated people across the world can accomplish to mobilize against HIV/AIDS. The project is a partnership between Americans and Africans based on cultural understanding, mutual respect, community and connection. Imani is translated “faith” in Kiswahili.
The goal of the Imani Project is to enable and empower rural Kenyan villagers to become educators, advocates, caregivers and HIV/AIDS activists in their communities with the outcome of significantly reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS infection and transmission. The Imani Project provides support services to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, and villagers living with HIV/AIDS. Medical care is also provided for villagers in remote village locations. (These villages otherwise have no access to medical care). The American Imani Project Volunteers provide guidance, leadership and funding as required to develop programs that are economically and environmentally sustainable.