Lives changed, empowered in 2013


The lives of a handful of young Kenyan mothers and their babies took a new turn in 2013, thanks to the love and hard work of staff and volunteers of Imara International. On December 8, at the “Faces… Read More

Thanks for Giving to the Max!

Give to the Max

Seventeen donors contributed over $2350 to Imara International’s operating funds on the annual Give to the Max Day, November 14. This was the first year that Imara International participated in this annual online fundraising event. According to,… Read More

Gala event raises funds, awareness

Carol Speaking at Gala 2012

With the holiday season just a few weeks away, some 200 supporters of Imara International, a nonprofit organization serving teenage mothers in Kenya, paid it forward. The event, “A Starry Evening with Imara,” held at the Medina Golf… Read More

Imara International opens doors and heart to serve young women, babies in Kenya

Carol holding baby

This article originally appeared in the December 2012 edition of the newsletter of Messiah United Methodist Church. By Carol Hazzard One year ago, Carol Erickson stood before the Messiah congregation and delivered her faith story. In it, she… Read More

Imara International statement on October 22 incident

Nanyuki house attacked by thugs on the evening of October 22 Security watchman sustained serious bruises in attack Emergency response and subsequent support by community has been a blessing The Imara International house in Nanyuki, Kenya was attacked… Read More

Video: Joseph Lekuton tells a parable for Kenya

Joseph Lekuton, a member of parliament in Kenya, starts with the story of his remarkable education, then offers a parable of how Africa can grow. His message of hope has never been more relevant.

Carol leaves with blessings from Messiah Church

Last November, Carol Erickson traveled to Kenya to discern how God was calling her to that African country to minister to others. She returned with a vision to serve teen moms who, due to lack of education and… Read More

Get the scoop at our Ice Cream Gala, May 6

Ice cream

Please join us on May 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Hamel Community Center to hear the latest Imara International news and be part of making a difference in the lives of teen mothers and their children in… Read More

Introducing: Imara International

Kenyan teen girls in conversation

In response to the difficult plight of teenage mothers in Kenya, we are starting Imara International to provide hope and a sustainable future to these mothers and their children. This website explains who we are, what we will… Read More