AMAHORO INTERNATIONAL (AMI) was founded in 2000 in New York City by George and Mukarabe Makinto to advocate for AIDS orphans in Burundi. In 2006, AMI established Rugaba’s Children, a group home, the residents of whom Mukarabe’s orphaned nieces and nephews formed the core. Rugaba’s Children became a successful incubator for other orphan ministries, including the Association of Young Orphans Against AIDS and Poverty in Burundi (AJOS).
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Based now in Southern California, AMI works to build bridges between the developed and the developing world, encouraging sustainable development on a local level.
AMI is a non-profit organization with a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status, Federal EIN 81-3991375