To rescue Maasai girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage, we need to address the three root causes that sustain and drive these harmful practices: extreme poverty, lack of opportunity to get an education, and traditional social norms.

 

We Have a Solution. And it works.

We focus on effective, sustainable programs that produce immediate and long term mission-critical impact. We tackle the three key root causes of female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage. We work closely with the Maasai community and have a local advisory board constituted entirely by Maasai.

Partner with the Maasai

We work closely with our local Maasai advisory board, which in turn partners with the broader Maasai community to ensure that our programs are truly seen to come from within the community, not imposed from the outside.

Focus on high impact, sustainable programs

Programs must be highly impactful, delivering on immediate and long term mission-critical needs, and sustainable over time. Maasai 'ownership' of these programs makes projects more effective and efficient over time.

Tackle the main root causes of the issues

By tackling the root causes of female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage, we reduce the relevance, necessity and desirability of these harmful practices and create a long lasting positive impact.

By tackling the root causes of female genital mutilation (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 FGM and early marriage, and give Maasai girls real hope and opportunities for a better future.

Our Programs

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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Become a part of something bigger!

Help give Maasai girls the opportunity and freedom to gain an education and the skills to build a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

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