Maasai American Organization header - An international partnership for the promotion of education and community health Maasai Woman in traditional dress and beadwork, click to enlarge
Maasai American Organization header - An international partnership for the promotion of education and community health Maasai American Organization header - An international partnership for the promotion of education and community health An international partnership for the promotion of education and community health  
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"If I can't change the world, I'll change the world within my reach." ~ Catie Curtis, songwriter

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The Maasai American Organization (MAO) is a small nonprofit organization that promotes education and community health in the Siana Group Ranch in the Narok District of  Kenya .

Founded as an international partnership between people from the United States and Kenya, the MAO finances its projects through donations, grants, and the sale proceeds of Maasai jewelry and other Kenyan crafts.

Travel through our web site to learn more about our mission and projects, to view how the Maasai people live, and to find out how you can support the Maasai American Organization.

Upcoming Events Calendar


Kenya Night Dinner
Sat, September 26th, 2009
WUU Sancturary and Terrace
Tickets $15
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Reserve Tickets!


Past Event
"Build a Library"
Craft Show and Dinner
Sunday, April 22nd, 1-4 p.m.
Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg

Educate:

Through scholarships for girls we support the education of women.

When girls are educated, the whole community benefits. When women are literate, they marry at a later age. Their children are healthier. Maternal mortality decreases. The family income rises. Harmful traditional practices, such as female circumcision, diminish.

Improve:

Through clean water programs we help improve community health.

These women are learning to purify their drinking water with Water Guard, a chlorine solution developed by the CDC and Care Kenya and marketed by PSI. Our scholarship girls are helping their mothers learn this new system.

Empower:

Through marketing of Maasai beaded jewelry we help to empower women economically.

The Karimatisho women’s beading group has bought 8 goats and sponsors three of their own daughters in school.

 

Develop:

Through volunteering see how you can help the Maasai by doing work in the field on projects.

 


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