An extraordinary journey to a sustainable future 52 girls. 14 adults. 6 cows. 70 mattresses and 30 bunkbeds. Furniture, hundreds of boxes of clothing, kitchen…
Maasai Girls Rescue Center is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping the disadvantaged Maasai girls of northern Tanzania.
CHANGING LIVES, ONE GIRL AT A TIME
Threads of Hope - Dresses for the Girls at MGRC If you regularly check out the MGRC Facebook page and…
THE NEED: Break the cycle of poverty and oppression. The Maasai tribe face starvation and desperation on a daily basis, this extreme poverty has led to an oppressive cultural norm for females – of all ages – in the tribe. These young girls are married off to much older men, who have multiple wives, in exchange for a one time payment. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) make the girls more “valuable” while education does not. These child brides are forced to birth as many children as possible, regardless of their ability to care for them.
WHAT WE DO: Maasai Girls Rescue Center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the most at-risk Maasai girls who are orphaned and/or living in abusive conditions in Tanzania. MGRC adopts the girls and provides housing, food, education, and full access to medical care. They receive housing and critical life skills that can radically alter the course of their lives and the future culture of their tribe.