In 2015, we learned that girls in the village we visited were routinely cut and traded for cows as "child brides." We opened a dialogue with the local chief Kelembu, and introduced him to another Maasai leader who advocated to end those practices. Chief Kelembu was open to new ways in his village. He found 5 families willing to break tradition, who promised not to cut and marry their daughters IF the girls could go to school. We paid for a term of schooling. But when those 5 girls (below) came home on their 1st break, every girl in the village wanted to go school! It was the END of female cutting, and BEGINNING of girls' education - supported by our fund. Please join our on-going effort to free girls from harm and up-lift a community!
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NO MORE UNNECESSARY SUFFERING, NO MORE CHILD BRIDES,
and EVERYBODY WINS!
According to World Bank and United Nations studies, educating girls is the single best way to up-lift communities and end severe poverty.
Today, we sponsor 48 vulnerable girls from Amboseli Kenya.
None of them will ever be traded for cows and forced into polygamous marriages.
Instead, they'll be able to count and calculate. They'll be about to speak, read, and write in the languages of Kenya (English and Swahili) as well as their native "Maa" language.
As students, they will be respected as individuals as they grow...