Project #9231

Empower Maasai Girls in Kenya

by Maasai Girls Education Fund
Jul 15, 2013

You Make It Possible

Women's Business Training participants

Thanks to your support, 2013 has already been a momentous year for MGEF. While continuing to offer our award-winning Community Education Program, we've expanded our Women's Business Training so that even more Maasai women have the opportunity to earn an income. Check out all the details below:


Community Education Program

Between January-June 2013, MGEF organized three Elders & Mothers Workshops, as well as four Life Skills Workshops for girls and boys in the Kajiado County. Of the 594 total participants, a majority indicated that they would relinquish harmful customs, like early marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), thereby enabling girls to stay in school.

Women’s Business Training

In March 2013, we held a Women’s Business Training for thirty Maasai women, resulting in ten new women-owned businesses in Kajiado, Kenya. An additional three trainings are slated for later this year, all coordinated by MGEF in partnership with Equity Bank. By the end of 2013, one-hundred and twenty women will be trained, leading to life-changing financial independence and greater opportunities for their daughters.


Thank you once again for your commitment to the Maasai community. Their success is made possible by your generosity and support. We look forward to sharing updates with you in the near future!

PS as an MGEF supporter, you are in good company:

A shout out from Hillary Clinton!
A shout out from Hillary Clinton!

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Organization Information

Maasai Girls Education Fund

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Heather McKay
Washington, DC United States
$36,802 raised of $95,000 goal
238 donations
$58,198 to go
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