Many women and girls in Africa are marginalized and have little control over their destiny.
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They have little influence or power over issues that directly concern them. This is particularly true of the Maasai women and girls.

 

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To change this, Coins for Change is building a Women's Center.
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The Women’s Center will be a training center to learn new and necessary skills, allowing women to be more in control of their own destiny. It will have spaces for beadwork, sewing and leatherwork. It will teach women life skills such as basic literacy, how to market their handcrafted items, how to protect their families from infectious diseases, and how to stop gender discrimination. It will also have a safe house, a women’s medical clinic and a birthing center.

To ensure that Maasai women and girls feel at ease in the Women’s Center, local Kenyan architect Daniel Mayabi has designed it to resemble and have the features of a Maasai Boma (village). The design can be seen in the conceptual plan below, and includes a perimeter wall and an anti-elephant fence to protect the women and girls from potentially dangerous wildlife.

 

Women's Center Master Plan
Women's Center Master Plan

Please note: This site is not in an elephant corridor and respects the free movement of wildlife in this area of Amboseli, Kenya.

 

Donate now and help build a Women's Center to improve the current and future prospects of Maasai women and girls!
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