Our VISION is an empowered society that embraces inclusivity of marginalized and sexual minorities.
Our MISSION is to promote quality & healthy living for marginalized & sexual minorities through integrated health services empowerment, advocacy and research.
AMKENI MALINDI is a LGBTIQ/MSW service and support organization based in Malindi, Kilifi County, Kenya. We support marginalized and sexual minorities, including Male Sex Workers as well as those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer.
We were founded in November 2009, and was officially registered as a CBO in March 2013, tasked to create a safe space that provides access to low cost social, legal, and health services (including psychosocial and mental health support) for our members. We work with many local/national organizations to provide this comprehensive support network of services.
AMKENI MALINDI is a member of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK).
We grew from a youth support group to a fully-inclusive LGBTIQ/MSW organization that supports sexual minorities and marginalised groups in Malindi, on the north coast of Kenya. In 2010, we collaborated with Kenya Medical and Research Institute (KEMRI) to provide a safe environment for members to meet. To date, we have grown tremendously both in membership and in our comprehensive services. In our fight for human rights in Kilifi County, we employ the peer education model to great effect. 2017 culminated in a tight collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross to develop a Drop-In Center (DICE), and with the East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI) to develop a full 2018-2020 Strategic Plan (see below).
Our wish is for all peoples to have equal opportunity access to community and social empowerment.
AMKENI MALINDI’s Core Values
AMKENI MALINDI’S Organization Structure