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Review for Maasai Girls Education Fund, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first became familar with the Maasai Girls Education Fund through my work in women's international development. I remember working with Barbara Lee Shaw, MGEF's President, to communicate the story of Simantoi Kilama, an MGEF graduate who is now earning a living as a nurse due to MGEF's support. Hearing Simantoi explain how she was using her income to buy shoes, supplies, and school uniforms for her family and children in her community made me realize just how impactful MGEF's work is: by investing in girls' education, MGEF is having a ripple effect on Maasai communities. It is improving the lives of far more than those of the graduates themselves. In addition to being such an impactful organization, MGEF enjoys the leadership of Barbara Lee Shaw, a dynamic and effective organizer and manager. Throughout my time volunteering, I've been continually amazed by Barbara's drive and creativity.

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I've been particular impressed by MGEFG's approach to overcoming obstacles, which is both practical and idealistic: MGEF works with community members to craft programs that merge cultural sensitivity with its mission of educating Maasai women.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I helped MGEF with specific marketing projects.