Meet the Leadership Team

Founder and Chief Executive Director Kathleen McIntireIn 2007, the founder of Coins for Change, Kathleen McIntire, sponsored a young Kenyan girl so that she could attend a good boarding school. In 2008, she agreed to help another foundation raise funds by walking 100 kilometers across the Kenyan savanna ending up in a place just under Mt. Kilimanjaro called Amboseli.Each person on the walk had a Maasai Warrior for protection. Kathy's warrior lived in Amboseli and showed her the part of Amboseli that tourists do not see. She found few schools, and very poor and hungry children. She also found a deep-rooted inequality between the sexes that constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against girls and women.Kathleen returned to Amboseli three months later to meet with the Maasai leadership to see how she could help. A Maasai Advisory Board was formed to give her guidance, and Coins for Change was established. Project ManagerLinda SullivanLinda first traveled to Kenya in 2008, where she met Kathy, as she also sponsored the...
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What Sets us Apart

The hopes, dreams, freedom and future of Maasai children are being robbed and sacrificed every day. And it needs to stop. Join us and help us put an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage and provide poor marginalized Maasai children with the education, resources and freedom to make a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.   What sets us apart from the rest? 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 FGM and early marriage, and give Maasai girls real hope and opportunities for a better future. Coins for Change has a Maasai Advisory Board that helps direct our efforts and maximize the impact of our projects and donations Coins for Change established and maintains a very strong relationship and open dialogue with Maasai chiefs in the Amboseli region of Kenya. It is through this...
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