To influence awareness, research, resources and dynamic partnerships within the community, nation, and world as we genuinely serve couples hurting from Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) and fertility challenges.
Anaya’s Project is a 501c3 charitable nonprofit organization that spreads hope, encouragement, and love to families who have experienced the indescribable pain of losing a baby prematurely. We also provide support and resources to couples who are experiencing fertility issues.
"Anaya was here for a moment but her foot prints are forever imprinted our hearts and minds." - Sanita Mitchell
On April 26, 2010, founders Antonio and Sanita Mitchell lost their precious little girl Anaya Simone at 28 weeks of pregnancy. Despite their heartache, it was their faith in God that aided them to overcome their pain and begin a new life focused on inspiring and helping couples in need.
Antonio and Sanita understand what it feels like to handle grief alone, especially when it appears others have moved on with their lives. They understand the desire to try again, yet struggle with infertility and undergo constant testing to remedy the issue. Because they have this understanding, they were moved by the Holy Spirit to launch Anaya’s Project.
Anaya’s name means “to guard or protect,” which captures the very essence of our purpose in protecting grieving couples and those facing infertility issues. It is our goal to provide sincere love, hope, and encouragement to couples in need so none of them ever feel alone.
Meet Our Founder/CEO- Sanita Mitchell
A loyal wife, devoted mother of four, angel mom of 2, certified Christian Life Coach, entrepreneur, author, and a firm believer in the power of God’s grace, Sanita openly shares her personal life experiences encourage and empower couples/individuals who feel discouraged and broken.
In April of 2010 at 28 weeks of pregnancy, Sanita lost her beautiful daughter-Anaya Simone Mitchell. This traumatic experience sent her to a terribly dark place, and finding her way back was far from easy. In 2011, Sanita would experience a very short ray of hope when she became pregnant, only to experience a devastating miscarriage. Due to gynecology issues, Sanita was given a 10-12% chance to conceive naturally. However, Sanita’s resilience and her unshakable faith in God gave her the power she needed to undergo a spiritual transformation. This transformation allowed Sanita to “Move from Tragedy to Triumph;” and has inspired her to work so closely with other families struggling to find a way out of their pain and hopelessness. Along with her husband, they launched Anaya's Project. Sanita truly understands the pain of loss, the fear of not being able to conceive, and the fear of pregnancy after loss. Sanita doesn't want anyone to feel alone during the bereavement process. Despite the low odds, Sanita conceived naturally with her two rainbow babies.
When Sanita relaxes you can find her sitting by the water, listening/dancing to oldies but goodies, journaling, attending paint and sips; and creating beaded bracelets.
Meet the Board Members
Our board members make this an amazing organization.