News and Blog Posts
Interview with Ariane Kirtley on France 24's "L'Entrentien" In the desertic Azawak region of Niger and Mali, the rains have drastically decreased. Ariane speaks with journalist Armelle Charrier about the adverse affects of global warming and water scarcity on people’s lives, and how climate change contributes to insecurity. In French. [...]
What impact does global warming have on people’s lives? In the desertic Azawak region of Niger and Mali, the rains have drastically decreased. In this interview, Ariane Kirtley, founder and director of Amman Imman: Water is Life, discusses how, in areas already plagued by very difficult geopolitical situations, climate change affects people’s safety.
Ariane’s Instagram Feed
Amman Imman’s Instagram Feed
Connecting students to the world through creativity, compassion and action
Wells of Love empowers students as stewards for our earth and humanity. Our “Heroes of Compassion” gain awareness about global concerns such as food, water, human rights and climate change — issues that directly impact the vulnerable indigenous populations Amman Imman serves. We provide support for students as they enact group and individual projects to help our communities. They are positioned to become environmental advocates, humanitarian leaders and compassionate philanthropists.
Uniting young people of all ages, from preschoolers to university students, as caring philanthropists capable of turning their empathy into direct action.
Increasing awareness among students about some of the most crucial humanitarian and environmental issues of our time.
Connecting cultures through reciprocal exchanges that nurture friendships and promote international understanding.
Transforming perspectives and attitudes as youth become leaders who make a positive, tangible impact in the world.
Empowering youth as activists as they raise funds and awareness for some of the world’s most underserved and vulnerable populations.
In September 2005 Amman Imman founder and Executive Director Ariane Kirtley began her work in the pastoral region of the Azawak, Niger as a Fulbright Scholar conducting public health research. There, she witnessed children traveling up to 30 miles a day searching for water, often in vain. She met with families who had spent their life resources hand digging over 300 feet into the ground, yet never reaching water despite the many years of labor. She spoke with fathers who had lost their traditional way of life as herders…..