After meeting a Maasai elder and hearing the stories of his people and their struggles, we created this 501(c)3 to raise funds and help the Maasai people maintain their pastoral lifestyle while developing sustainably through food, water and education initiatives that support their way of life. See EIN number below.
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 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 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 and are now embarking on an effort to help finish a Rescue Center started by community leaders.
The Maasai people have already partially built a building, named the “Olmarori Centre for Excellence,” using funds collected before the pandemic. The goal of the space, 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.
Maasai Development Incorporated is happy to receive funds for sponsoring a child or children in schools, however, we Do NOT provide direct communication or names and photos between any sponsor and any child.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
IRS approved 501c3 EIN 84-4895609
We are also able to receive donations through VENMO at @Maasai-Development
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