Meet Naboye, forced to flee her home to save herself from FGM and early marriage

Meet Naboye, forced to flee her home to save herself from FGM and early marriage

Meet Naboye, who was forced to flee from her home with her mother to save herself from female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage. Naboye, one of eight siblings, grew up like so many other Maasai girls, a victim and prisoner of extreme poverty and tradition. She was able to go to school for a brief period of time and showed herself to be hardworking and determined, but she missed too many school days in order to fulfill her obligations at home, and eventually dropped out of school. Her elder brother, tasked with providing for the family after they lost their father fifteen years ago, decided to have Naboye undergo FGM and sell her into early marriage. To save herself, Naboye fled with her mother to the Coins for Change SafeHouse, where they have been under the care of Chief Mary ever since. Now, with the generosity of a Coins for Change donor, Naboye is being given a chance at a better life....
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Vision and Mission

Our VISION A world in which every Maasai child has the freedom and opportunity to create a better future for themselves.   Our MISSION To rescue poor, marginalized Maasai children in Amboseli, 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 APPROACH We are committed to putting an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage, but understand that we must work with the Maasai community to effect lasting change. We therefore collaborate closely with the Maasai to generate solutions that are impactful in the short term and create lasting positive change in the long term. We encourage them to preserve their culture and their traditions, but to see the harm in practices like female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage, and the social and economic benefits of abandoning them. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave ...
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About Us

Coins for Change 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.   SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave Real Lives. Real Impact. Real Change. 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.   SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave Join us today and...
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