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“We would like to be agents of our change rather than victims of change.” Kakuta Ole Maimai, Managing Director, Maasai Association.

The Maasai Association is a community-based non-profit organization 501 (c)(3) and NGO based in Bellevue, WA and Kajiado Central District of Kenya. The organization’s humanitarian and relief work is aimed at building schools, water systems, providing academic scholarship to disadvantaged children, and supporting sustainable economic development projects in the Maasai region.

PHILOSOPHY

To preserve Maasai culture

MISSION

To empower the Maasai people so that they can make better-informed decisions affecting their future, and to minimize permanent migration of young men and women from the community into urban areas (brain drain). 

MEANS TO MEET OUR MISSION

Our Fully Integrated Development Strategy encompasses the following.

EDUCATION

Objectives:

• To build learning institutions such as a primary school, secondary school, vocational and training college, library, cultural center and other educational institutions essential to community self-reliance and cultural conservation. 

• To set up and run an educational fund program for bursaries, scholarships and other educational sponsorships for needy students from the area.

• To build a health center/clinic and promote a community health education and disease prevention program.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Objectives:

• To create employment in the local area through alternative income generating activities such as community based tourism and intercultural exchange program.

• To help the community promote ecologically and culturally sensitive business activities for the purpose of community building, employment, and economic self-reliance.

• To support and improve sustainable traditional livestock practices and insure food security.

• To support the villagers through a micro-lending program of cattle and goats for the purpose of reducing poverty in the local area.

LONG-TERM GOAL 

To integrate the Maasai people into the modern world, while preserving the culture through education, health, environmental conservation, and economic development.

Donation Cards for Maasai People

A gift of a cow or goat is the ideal present for anyone in your family. Help a Maasai family devastated by drought.

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$150 for a cow

A cow is the perfect gift you can give to a Maasai family. Traditionally, Maasai families used cows for fresh milk, cheese, clothing, school fees, and to meet healthcare needs for their children. Cows have also been used to build lasting relationships between families, individuals, and communities. A cow is central to Maasai livelihoods. The cost of a cow is $150. Click to give a cow to a Maasai family today.

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$40 for a Goat

Each dairy goat from the Gallana breed can produce up to one 1 and 1⁄2 liters of milk every day. Milk, cheese, butter and yogurt are the most valuable support you can give to a drought devastated Maasai family. A goat can be sold when is needed to send boys and girls to school. The cost of a goat is $40. Send your generous gift today and brighten the future of a Maasai family. Click to give a goat to a Maasai family.

Maasai Children Education Fund (MCEF)

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For $120 you can put a Maasai child through primary school for one year. Your gift will provide school tuition, uniform (clothes and shoes) books, and writing materials. Your support will make education more attainable to a Maasai child, who otherwise would have not attended school. Click to donate today

‘”We would like to be agents of our change rather than victims of change.” Kakuta Ole Maimai, Managing Director, Maasai Association.

The Maasai Association is a community-based non-profit organization 501 (c)(3) and NGO based in Bellevue, WA and Kajiado Central District of Kenya. The organization’s humanitarian and relief work is aimed at building schools, water systems, providing academic scholarship to disadvantaged children, and supporting sustainable economic development projects in the Maasai region.

PHILOSOPHY

To preserve Maasai culture

MISSION

To empower the Maasai people so that they can make better-informed decisions affecting their future, and to minimize permanent migration of young men and women from the community into urban areas (brain drain).

MEANS TO MEET OUR MISSION

Our Fully Integrated Development Strategy encompasses the following.

EDUCATION

Objectives:

• To build learning institutions such as a primary school, secondary school, vocational and training college, library, cultural center and other educational institutions essential to community self-reliance and cultural conservation.

• To set up and run an educational fund program for bursaries, scholarships and other educational sponsorships for needy students from the area.

• To build a health center/clinic and promote a community health education and disease prevention program.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Objectives:

• To create employment in the local area through alternative income generating activities such as community based tourism and intercultural exchange program.

• To help the community promote ecologically and culturally sensitive business activities for the purpose of community building, employment, and economic self-reliance.

• To support and improve sustainable traditional livestock practices and insure food security.

• To support the villagers through a micro-lending program of cattle and goats for the purpose of reducing poverty in the local area.

LONG-TERM GOAL

To integrate the Maasai people into the modern world, while preserving the culture through education, health, environmental conservation, and economic development.

 

 

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