Maria's Libraries

Maria's Libraries is dedicated to building and strengthening Kenya's library network. We employ a responsible method of international development, basing all of our work on sound research at the forefront of development studies. In addition, everything we do is demand driven, based on needs identified by local communities and relevant government agencies. As a non-governmental organization, we proactively seek to ensure that our work strengthens and builds upon government systems.

Maria's Libraries
622a President St. Apt 2
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
646 596 2877
http://www.mariaslibraries.org

Co-directors

Eva Kaplan and Ariel Schwartz

Board of Directors

Sarah Green, Anya Schiffrin, Eva Kaplan, Benjamin Meier, Solonje Burnett-Loucas, Ariel Schwartz

Project Leaders

Eva Kaplan
Ariel Schwartz

Mission

Maria's Libraries is dedicated to building and strengthening Kenya's library network. We employ a responsible method of international development, basing all of our work on sound research at the forefront of development studies. In addition, everything we do is demand driven, based on needs identified by local communities and relevant government agencies. As a non-governmental organization, we proactively seek to ensure that our work strengthens and builds upon government systems.

Programs

(1) Building libraries: We are currently engaged in building in Busia and Ahero. (2) Networking existing libraries through technology and programs: Our current pilot project connects 5 libraries with internet and programing. (3) Promoting books and a reading culture through libraries: Working with local publishers, we are promoting books through libraries. (4) promoting a philanthropic network around libraries in Kenya: Working with local partners, much of our fundraising happens in Kenya.

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