In Swahili, “harambee” means pulling together or standing in solidarity or sharing resources for community building.
In Dayton, Harambee is also the name of a fair-trade coffee roasting co-op supporting African refugees and African coffee growers. The AFSC-supported co-op took another important step forward recently when the Ohio Secretary of State officially approved the co-op’s registration.
In the winter of 2007, rumors were circulating that the boarded-up house adjacent to the Dayton AFSC office was being occupied by immigrants. Staff, however, saw no signs of life until the beginning of spring when Migwe Kimemia, the Africa Peace and Immigration Program Director, spotted children playing outside.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.