The hopes, freedom and futures of Maasai girls are being robbed and sacrificed every day. And it needs to stop.
Every day, Maasai girls are forced into female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. What does this mean for Maasai girls?
It means they will likely have health issues resulting from FGM, which can range from potentially grave severe bleeding, to chronic infections and fatal difficulties in childbirth. It also means that 11- to 14-year-old Maasai girls will have to leave school, instead bearing children for their new husbands and dedicating themselves to their new home and family.
Maasai girls are largely condemned to living a life of extreme poverty and hard work, with little hope of a better future. Click here to learn more about the issues.
Coins for Change is committed to putting an end to FGM and early marriage and to providing poor marginalized Maasai girls with the education, resources and freedom to make a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
What makes Coins for Change unique?
By tackling the root causes of FGM and early marriage with solutions that address long term needs while acknowledging immediate critical needs, and by working closely with the Maasai community, we can bring an end to these harmful practices and give Maasai girls a real chance at a better future. Click here to learn more about what sets us apart.
Be a part of something bigger.
Empowering a girl with education and freedom allows her to change the world she lives in, creating more opportunities.
Together, we can rescue Maasai girls from FGM, child marriage, and a life of poverty and servitude, and unlock the Maasai girl's potential.