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December 13, 2011

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December 13, 2011

Maasai Girls Education Fund is, without a doubt, the most effective small nonprofit I support. As a donor, I know that my contribution is positively impacting young Kenyan girls and their communities. What a gift to know that as little as $10 can send several children to a Life Skills workshop. When the President, Barbara Lee Shaw, sends updates, I learn exactly how MGEF is changing lives, and how I am a part of that change. I wholeheartedly encourage others to join the cause.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

I learned of the Maasai Girls Education fun through my church. I realized that while it only takes $250 to fund one year of schooling for one child, I was wearing a pair of $100 shoes and had at least two more pairs at home that cost that much. I was ashamed that I was not doing more for people like the Maasai girls. I further looked at the organization and realized how committed the leaders were and knew I could make a difference - a small difference but yet a difference. People ask me why I choose to fund this organization when there are many need within the United States. I answer, "Yes, there are many needy in the United States and many outstretched hands to help them. The Maasai girls deserve this chance also so I have extended what I can to them. Not only my parents but community members helped me to get a bachelor's and master's degree - it's now my turn to pay it forward."

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By sending money every month I am able to support at least one primary schoolchild and some years two. I've always wished it was more.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 31, 2010

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May 31, 2010

We are delighted with the excellent manner in which this NGO is run and the terrific results in helping young Maasai women get and education that helps them, their families, and their community. We know our contributions are making a difference and our confidence in the organization sustains our own contributions and is the reason we recommend Massai Girls Education Fund to others. Overall, we rate it at the top of organizations we support.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing from the young woman that we support.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 30, 2010

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May 30, 2010

I am a literacy educator interested in social justice and equity issues. The Maasai Girls Education Fund represents an exceptional model of education reform for any number of reasons: (a) It is a "system" level project that enjoys enthusiastic support from the Ministry of Education, the learners, the school system and educators, the business and local communities, and the families themselves. (b) MGEF is uniquely positioned to provide positive, non-ideological solutions to deep cultural, economic and political challenges faced by a people that embrace the need for change and trust the MGEF and Barbara Shaw. (c) MGEF is a strong organization run by extraordinarily capable, committed and tireless leader, Barbara Shaw. On a personal level, my family has provided tuition support for a MGEF student for the past eight years. We have watched her blossom from a shy, struggling student to a confident, academicaly focused young woman. This transformation has not only radically enhanced the life of this person, but her entire family as well. I cannot overstate the profound contribution of MGEF--for the families and communities of Kenya, and for the future teachers who learn about MGEF in their teacher preparation program at VCU. Bill Muth VCU

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We have sponsored a girl in the MGEF, and wathed her blossom over the past 8 years. Our own daughter spent a month visiting the program, and it changed her life forever.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 29, 2010

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May 29, 2010

After a visit to Kenya a couple of years ago to learn about the role of women in the Maasai culture, I came to understand just how important education is for women in a male dominated culture. These women are struggling daily just to feed and educate their children -most without any help from the men of their communities. The women take care of everything including building the houses, caring for animals, toting the water and firewood daily, caring for the children, cooking, etc. - on the side they find ways to bring in enough money to pay for the education of their children through the sale of beadwork, charcoal, milk, etc. It is a hard life and their faces show it but they are still the kindest people you will ever meet and they still have hope. When I returned home, I found the Massai Girl's Education Fund and immediately began to fund the education of a Maasai girl through them after talking to Barbara Shaw (yes, you can actually talk with the director of this organization)- all of the money I send goes directly to the girl I fund - it is not filtered out along the way - Barbara has worked hard to insure this both here and in Kenya. And the money is not spent on fancy brochures or websites - it is used for real purpose! Thanks Barbara for a job well done and I will continue to help support your girls.

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I send a check annually to provide education for a Maasai girl in Kajiado, Kenya. I personally know Maasai women in Kenya that know of the work of Barbara's organization in Kajiado so I have firsthand evidence of her contribution to this effort.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 27, 2010

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May 27, 2010

I have been fortunate to donate on a small scale to this 'mission' of Barbara Lee Shaw from its earliest beginnings. I have seen her steadfast dedication to improving the lives of many girls of Kenya...and happy to see the success of both parties. It is through the single-mindedness of single individuals like Barbara and Greg Mortenson that the larger public can meaningfully engage the worthy task of changing for the better not only the girls involved but their families and villages for generations to come. I believe the work of the MGEF will be the foundation of future advances in economic, social and polical equality for these girls in particular, but for women in general --everywhere it is lacking now.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in seeing the positive results of the education gained by these deserving students.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 26, 2010

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May 26, 2010

I have had the honor to newly sponsor a girl who is in college and will graduate in 2011. Her plans are to use her college education to teach young girls in her village. She is an excellent student and will be a wonderful role model to the younger girls. Thank you MGEF for all your excellent work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping Maasai girls in realizing their dreams of obtaining education in order to help their community.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 25, 2010

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May 25, 2010

Tell your story here and help others understand this charity I love this group, and look forward to having enough money to give more. They are a 0% OH org that delivers real results in an accountable way that is very easy to participate in. I would love to see them grow!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've heard from the child we have been supporting, and know that she is well cared for thanks to the organization's efforts.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 25, 2010

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May 25, 2010

I were in Africa 2005 and experienced the need in the schools there. I knew I wanted to contribute something towards education, the need was so great. Looking online, I found the Maasai Girls Education Fund. I was inspired by how the founder, Barbara Lee Shaw, responded to the need she saw while there as a photographer. I choose one of the students to sponsor, and if I have any question about her needs or progress, Ms Shaw answers me immediately and fully. She knows her students and has such fondness for all their welfare.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my conversations to Ms Shaw and in my correspondence to and from the student I am supporting. She, Sintama, is flourishing and so grateful for this chance to improve not only her life, but her family and community. What a gift to all.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 25, 2010

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May 25, 2010

For the past five years we have had the pleasure of sponsoring the education of a young Maasai girl. She is now in high school. MGEF has done an exceptional job of changing the lives of many young Maasai girls through education. These girls, when educated, are worth far more than the five cows they bring to their families when they are married off at a young age. With their education, they bring help to their villages, their families and their country. We are proud to be a part of this stellar effort by MGEF to help so many girls and their families.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the amazing progress of the student we sponsor

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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