Vision and Mission

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Our Vision: Empowering Kenyan women through education to build a self-sufficient future for themselves, their children, and their community. Our Mission: To provide education and life skills for Kenyan teenage mothers and early childhood education for their children to break the cycle of poverty and create productive members of society. Our Values: Build respectful relationships [Read the full article…]

Coach Claeys to keynote Imara breakfast

Coach Tracy Claeys

(May 10, 2016) PLYMOUTH, MN — Imara International, a rescue home for teenage mothers in Kenya, will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9 at The Metropolitan in Golden Valley. Tracy Claeys, head coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Football team, will deliver the keynote address. WCCO-TV sports [Read the full article…]

Our Story

Carol Erickson, Imara International

The story of Imara International begins with our executive director, Carol Erickson. From an early age, Carol was drawn to care for orphans. When I was about 10, news broke in the United States about the gross mistreatment of orphans in what was then the USSR.  In church, we watched a video of the Romanian [Read the full article…]

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