Amenawon Foundation (Washington, DC)

Name

  • Name:Ame Iyamu

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Amenawon Foundation
  • Address:2701 12th Street NE
    Suite 3
    Washington, DC 20018
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:347-248-5417

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General

  • Mission:
  • The Amenawon Foundation improves the livelihood of rural communities by advancing infrastructure, quality educational resources, and health awareness in order to support economic development, empower residents, and promote sustainability.

  • History:
  • In February 2007, LaKera Tompkins and Ino Okoawo visited Edo State, Nigeria, located in south central Nigeria. During the visit, they became inspired to address the social, public health, and environmental conditions that prevent rural Nigerians from achieving quality lifestyles. Some of the many issues challenging the population of Uwessan include poor road conditions as a result of erosion and government abandonment, scarcity of school supplies, and lack of clean water. Due to this awareness of the conditions in the eight villages in Uwessan (consisting of Udomi, Ujabhole, Unogbo, Ibhiolulu, Idumuoghodo, Afuda, Idumuoza, and Ohe), Ms. Tompkins and Mrs. Okoawo arranged to provide clothing to impoverished mothers and their young children and educational supplies to students at a primary school in Udomi village. Although this distribution met immediate needs, it was apparent that long term programs were necessary.

    Upon their return to the United States, they were committed to form a non-profit organization and with help from five other dedicated women they created the Amenawon Foundation. The founders decided to connect to a mission to foster positive change and support the livelihood of Nigerian families.

  • Year established:2007
  • Endowment:Unknown

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
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