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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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Donor & I am supporting the education of a Maasai girl in Kenya.