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Our Maasai Friends, Chief Joseph, Cicilia, and John just completed a sweeping tour of the US, including Washington D.C., VA, CO, SC, NJ, AL, MD, NY, and CT!
They visited with thousands of people at Rotary meetings, Church events, a storytelling event, schools, an investment club, and even a dairy farm!
With a presentation of their culture and expressing their culture through song, dance and artwork, our Maasia visitors enriched our lives immensely.
We also were able to raise a significant amount of funding for Maasai Development's current project - building a Rescue Center for Young Ladies who are in need of a home.
We will have more information on that project in the near future. Thank you to all who hosted, met with and donated to our wonderful Maasai Friends!
Director of Maasai Development
Maasai Development Incorporated provides Food Relief in times of Drought and famine. Sadly, this occurs frequently in East Africa in part due to the encroachment of modern society and in part due to a mean 1.8F temperature change in the past 60 years in Kenya.
We provide funds to build water wells and dams. We also provide help with drip irrigation to expand the variety of food sources. The Maasai people rely on herding cattle and goats for the majority of their income. Controlling their water supply is critical for this and for human consumption.
We provide Education Assistance for Maasai School Girls who are overlooked and often forced into early marriages or child labor. We have also built a school and day care center.
We have recently completed funding and building a well for our Maasai friends which now provides water to an estimated 3,000 people, 1,200 cows and 1,500 goats and sheep. With the well in place and being used by the Maasai people, Maasai Development Incorporated is now embarking on an effort to help finish a Rescue Center started by community leaders.
It is a Maasai community initiative to offer education, health, protection, and counselling services to Maasai young ladies who have fallen into difficult circumstances. The Maasai people have already partially built the building, named the “Olmarori Centre for Excellence,” using funds collected before the pandemic.
It is a Maasai community initiative to offer education, health, protection, and counselling services to young Maasai ladies who have fallen into difficult circumstances. The further goal, as indicated by the name, is not just to house the Maasai women + girls, but to provide them with the tools to grow and be productive in the community.
Exact expenses are somewhat difficult to estimate due to inflation and supply issues. Our best calculations now lead us to set a goal of $30,000 for this project. This amount would allow for completion and furnishing of the structure and supplying cooking equipment. This amount also includes one year of operational funding for the Rescue Center, covering costs such as food, a security detail, supervisors and for clothes, etc.
A Word from Cheif Joseph ole Tipanko of the Maasai
Our goal is to allow the Centre to be operational from the very start and able to be sustained without interruption well into the future. The Dormitory will house up to 60 young ladies.
We have plans for later additions of a shower facility and a solar installation to remove reliance on the current grid which is unreliable. We will work on those additional stages after the center is open.
The “Olmaroroi Centre for Excellence” dormitory structure is already partly erected and stands on a 10-acre plot of government land which already houses the Olmaroroi Primary School. The young ladies will live in the dormitory and attend the school just a short walk away.
Would you be able to help support the building of this “Rescue Center” which will provide a place for these Young Ladies to thrive and avoid the difficulties that they have been forced into?
On behalf of our Maasai Friends whom we support, thank you very much for your help!
We have recently completed funding and building a well for our Maasai friends which now provides water to an estimated 3000 people, 1200 cows and 1500 goats and sheep.
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