CHARITY | Global Enrichment Foundation
BIOGRAPHY | Amanda Lindhout is an internationally recognized humanitarian, activist and writer, as well as the Founder and Executive Director of The Global Enrichment Foundation (GEF). Amanda's experience as a hostage in war-torn Somalia, her courage and resolve in the face of adversity, and her achievements as an advocate for Somalia's most vulnerable inspire people around the world.
Amanda became an unlikely and passionate advocate for the Somali people after spending 460 days kidnapped for ransom. Following her release, she established the GEF to ignite leadership through educational and community-based empowerment programs. Her famine relief efforts in 2011 provided over two million meals.
Amanda is the co-author of her memoir, A House in the Sky.
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