AMI is a Portuguese NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation). It was founded in 1984 with Mankind as its main focus.
Since 1987, it has intervened in 82 countries, sending hundreds of volunteers and tonnes of aid (medicines and medical equipment, food, clothes, vehicles, generators, etc.). In 1994, AMI widened its reach, aiming to minimise the effects of poverty and social exclusion within national territory.
In the international area, AMI carries out three main types of intervention: Emergency Missions, Development Missions with expatriate teams and International Projects in Partnership with Local Organisations (PIPOL).
It currently has fifteen social facilities and responses throughout the country. There are nine Porta Amiga Centres; two night shelters; two street teams; a home support service and a food reception hub. A third aspect of AMI's work is the promotion of an active citizenship in the area of associativism, training and the environment, promoting the active participation of young people and adults in real-world projects designed to build a better future.