Anichigu Luma Amenigini Garifuna Women
is a non profit organization register with the state of Seattle WA Founded in Octeber 2019, non-profit formed by several women from Garifuna community to help our communities.
To develop and expansion, socialization of our Garifuna culture, covered by the agreement 169 non-profit OEIT our mission is to strengthen with the empowerment of Garifuna women with general education and expend our knowledge acquired over generation.
An organization of Garifuna ladies with many potential. and development of our community and continue to raise the quality of life, in Seattle WA, Honduras, Centro america and expansion of humanitarian aid to other country.
Board Director Member
President: Shaylan Dolmo
Vice-president: Estefana Harry
Director: Etelvina Houser
Treasures: Merry Bonilla
Fiscal1: Elsa Bonilla
Fiscal2: Diyanira Guity
Domestic Worker Committee
he Garifuna people (a.k.a. "Black Caribs") are people of mixed ancestry (Carib Indian, Arawak Indian and West African) from the island St. Vincent, where that fusion of ethnicities initially took place. After losing to the British in war, the Garifuna people were forcibly removed from St. Vincent and sent to live in forced internment on Baliceaux, a rock off the coast of St. Vincent in 1796. Months later, the British decided to send the Garifuna people to Roatan, Honduras in 1797. Roatan is a small island off the coast of Honduras. After finding much of Roatan unlivable, the Garifuna people petitioned the Spanish government to be allowed to move to mainland Honduras. From There, some Garifuna people migrated to the neighboring countries Guatemala, Belize (a.k.a. British Honduras) and Nicaragua-establishing and settling many towns in many communities on the caribbean coasts of those nations. The majority of Garinagu (plural for Garifuna) can be found in those very towns/villages today. Some Garinagu migrated to other countries in the world, notably the United States of America and some can be found there-especially in the cities like New York City, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Seattle. Garinagu still maintain their own religious system that is a mixture of African and Amerindian traditions into which they have incorporated Catholic elements. Of great importance is 8the garifuna religious system called Gubida that is the conception of the dreams and possession rituals as altered states of conscience considered, by the participants and believers, to be caused by the possession of a spiritual entity. In Garifuna religion, when someone dies, a funeral is held in the home of the decedent. Instead or the usual or traditional funeral, a Garifuna funeral is more of a celebration. There is singing, dancing, and the cooking of traditional food for the entire village and other villages are invited. This creates a hardship for many Garifuna immigrants as the family of decedent must celebrate the decedent both within their community in the United States and then the body must be returned to Central America for a traditional burial in the decedent's home land. This religious custom of the Garifuna people ensures the spiritual well-being of the decedent in death and allows them to rejoin their ancestors.
Honduras Garifuna Communities
San Jose De La Punta
Santa Rosa de Aguan
Triunfo De la Cruz
Gautemala Garifuna Communities
Nicaragua Garifuna Communities
Belize Garifuna Communities
Saint Vicent Garifuna Communities
United State Garifuna Communities
New York , Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, Seattle WA, Miami and some are located in Iowa, &Tennessee