Coins for Change
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Coins for Change is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization committed to saving the lives and futures of poor, marginalized Maasai children in the Amboseli region of Kenya, by putting an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage and providing the children with the education, resources and freedom to make a better future for themselves.

Our main emphasis is on protecting Maasai girls who are being forced into female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage. Focusing solely on stopping these practices without addressing their root causes, however, only helps a child in the short run. It does nothing to address the underlying causes of the issue. The current reality is a vicious cycle that perpetuates itself generation after generation because of tradition, perceived gender roles and poverty.

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Real Lives. Real Impact. Real Change.
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In order to make a real impact and drive real change, Coins for Change focuses on programs that tackle the root causes of female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage.

 

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Alleviating poverty

Donating a goat to a family gives them a sustainable source of nutrition and income, as the goat’s milk can be consumed or exchanged for other much-needed items. Offspring not only bring additional income and nutrition, but can also be sold off to pay for school or household expenses.

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Sponsoring Girls' Education

Being sponsored into a quality boarding school helps protect Maasai girls from forced FGM and early marriage, and provides them with three meals a day and a good education. These girls tend to marry later in life and foster healthier and more prosperous conditions for their families and communities

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Community Workshops

Workshops are held with members of the community to raise awareness about key issues regarding new laws, female genital mutilation (FGM), non-FGM rites of passage, early marriage and the value of education.

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Safe House

When Maasai girls and women are endangered in Amboseli, Kenya, they run to Chief Mary Kahingo. A Safe House was built next to Chief Mary’s home and protects women and children in need until the courts or Maasai chiefs are able to alleviate the danger.

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Join us today and become a part of something bigger! Together we can make a real difference.
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The hopes, dreams, freedom and future of Maasai children are being robbed and sacrificed every day. And it needs to stop.

Together we can achieve this by putting an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage and providing poor marginalized Maasai children with the education, resources and freedom to make a better future for themselves.

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100% of every dollar generated online goes directly into our programs to help rescue Maasai children from female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage.