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May 10, 2010

I recently returned from a two week trip to Kenya visiting various non-profits working there to empower women. The group I traveled with had the opportunity to meet with Barbara Shaw, the founder of Maasai Girls Education Fund,a member of her staff, and an amazing young woman the organization is educating named Caroline. I was so impressed with their presentation and the organization. What makes them different as a sponsorship program is that once they begin to educate a Maasai girl, they commit to support her year after year from primary school through university. Caroline, the young women rescued by MGEF, who will begin her university education in the next term, ended her talk by saying, "You cannot sell me for cows, you cannot touch my body, I am entitled to an education and my life is mine to determine!". That is an empowered young woman!

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I am now sponsoring two 7th grade girls because I really believe in what MGEF is doing to make a difference, not only in the lives of these girls but for their families and their communities and I also enjoy corresponding with these students.

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Donor & Met with the founder, staff member and "rescued" girl in Kenya.