Through a global network of informed and empowered individuals we hope to contribute to a more equitable world.
By building cross-continental awareness we hope to open the door to more opportunities, provide basic tools and critical assistance to help thousands of families improve their lives in a meaningful way and end the cycle of poverty. Furthermore, by enlisting a new generation of committed global citizens we want to create awareness and knowledge to serve as a catalyst for thousands to get involved in our quest to bring more transformational opportunities to those in the impoverished slums of Mathare Valley and beyond.
Maji Mazuri Kasarani Children's Home
At Maji Mazuri Center’s Childrens’ Home, disabled children are rehabilitated and given a chance at a productive life. An assessment test is arranged and based on the results, a long-term plan is prepared. Children are either moved to long term treatment centers or special schools for the physically disabled.The Maji Mazuri Center’s Children’s Home cares for 40 abandoned children, many of whom are physically or mentally handicapped. They receive 24-hour care, rehabilitation, medical services and specialized education. There is a long waiting list of children needing these services in the community. For more information about the Children’s Home and Emergency Shelter, please click here.
Mavuno Micro Enterprise Project
The Mavuno Micro Enterprise Project was created to give individuals who had the desire to break free of the bonds of poverty, but lacked the means to do so. It is a cooperative of entrepreneurs, who through a self replenishing fund are able to take small loans and start a business. The group holds meetings and share their business experiences. Each member of the group are able to provide each other with support and act as a sounding board for ideas on how to improve their businesses. As the individuals find success, they pay back their loans and are able to take loans from the fund in higher amounts. In this way, the fund is continuously replenished by its own successes. For more information on this project, click here.
The Headstart Project serves dual purposes of providing children with an beginning education and a self environment in which to stay while their parents are working. It primarily serves those individuals involved with the Micro Enterprise project, who would otherwise be forced to leave their children at home unattended. For more information about the Headstart project, please clickhere.
The Kiserian School is located near the Kiserian Farm Project. The school serves many of the Masai children in the area, including young girls who to this point had not had the opportunities to better themselves. For more information about the school, please click here.
Loodariak is a Maasai community some 40 miles south west of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. The people are nomads and farmers: raising cattle and goats. Over the last ten years, the community has established a pre-K and elementary school in which the children learn not only the Kenyan national school curriculum, but are also taught Maasai culture – the Maasai language, traditional songs, dance, and tribal history. The school has been funded in large part by Marshall Memorial United Church of Canada, which is in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. For more information link here.View items...
Maji Mazuri USA (EIN # 201871180) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible in full or in part.
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