Project #9169

Protecting Girls from Genital Mutilation in Kenya

by Tareto Maa Organization
Jan 14, 2014

A book, a choir and news from Austria and the U.S.

Thank you very much for your support in 2013
Thank you very much for your support in 2013

In November 2013, an official Tareto Maa group was registered in Austria. The Austrian group will help to find financial support for the children of Tareto Maa and to raise awareness about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In addition to that, the group’s main goal is to extend and deepen the network with organisations and other partners.

Also the Tareto Maa group in the USA reached another important milestone: The required papers and documents for the IRS (the Internal Revenue Service of the United States federal government) have been completed in the beginning of this month.

A book about Tareto Maa

Tareto Maa has published a book! The book contains 44 pages with photos that Caroline Annandale took at Tareto Maa, and with the stories of the girls why they had to escape to our refuge. The girls themselves picked the name of the book: „Tumaini“. That’s Swahili and means „Hope“.

These are some short links to find the book in the Internet:

English edition (Amazon U.S.):

German edition (Amazon Germany):

English edition (Amazon Europe):

The Tareto Maa Christmas Choir

In appreciation for all the generous support we’ve received over the past year, Tareto Maa proudly presented its very first Christmas Carol! This video stars a Japanese high school, U.S. families, a choir from Finland, an opera singer in Germany, Tareto Maa board members, lots of supporters, friends and relatives – and even a zebra and an elephant. Many thanks to all who participated in our global choir:

Some more news

We made an improvised eye test for the girls in the Tareto Maa Center. The girls who were having problems with their eyes were sent to an eye doctor in Kisii. Now 9 of the girls in the refuge are wearing glasses.

Members of the German business network BNI donated 1,700 euro for Tareto Maa (= 2,250 USD). Our project manager Rona and three of the children travelled to Nairobi, to receive the symbolic check and to talk with the donors.

A communications agency from Berlin has donated a rain water tank for Tareto Maa as a Christmas present. The tank is containing the rainwater from the roof of the dormitory. The water will be used as drinking water and for farming.

The Tareto Maa Book
The Tareto Maa Book
New glasses for some of the girls
New glasses for some of the girls
Meeting with donors in Nairobi
Meeting with donors in Nairobi



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Organization Information

Tareto Maa Organization

Location: Kilgoris, Transmara - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Gladys Kiranto
Kilgoris, Transmara Kenya

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