Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) violates a girl's human rights

It also breaks Kenyan law. Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal for girls under 18 in Kenya since 2002, when the Children’s Act came into force, and for everyone since 2011, when the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2011 came into force.

Yet almost 90% of Maasai girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). Every day, Maasai girls are forced into FGM and early marriage. It is a heartbreaking reality, a vicious cycle that perpetuates itself generation after generation because of extreme poverty, tradition, and perceived gender roles that severely limit a Maasai girl's chances of getting an education.

Extreme Poverty

Most Maasai live in extreme poverty, on $0.35 a day

Tradition

Over 90% of Maasai girls celebrate their rite of passage to womanhood between the ages of 11 and 14

Lack of Education

Less than half of Maasai girls enroll in elementary school, and less than 10% go on to secondary school

It's working.

With your generous contributions, Coins for Change children have the opportunity to build better futures for themselves and their families.

Real Lives. Real Impact. Real Change. 

1,000

Goats donated to Maasai families, as a source of nutrition and income

>50

Children sponsored into quality boarding schools

Safe House

A Safe House built to protect women and children in immediate risk of violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) or early marriage

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 girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage.