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Current Projects

30 Bunkbeds fundraiser

We’re growing and we need your help. The Center currently houses over 50 girls, most of whom are sleeping 2, sometimes 3, to a bed. We have an opportunity to provide each girl their OWN bed but we need your help. One bunkbed costs $250, and includes: – 1 sturdy, locally-built wooden bed frame – 2 mattresses, sheets and blankets ...

Sponsor a girl

SPONSOR A GIRL Each week, MGRC is forced to turn away girls who are in desperate need due to limited resources. There are no safety nets for Maasai girls, they find their way to MGRC because they have no other place to go. The direct costs for taking care of one girl is about $130 per month or $1,560 a ...

CHANGING LIVES, ONE GIRL AT A TIME

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 the Longido District of 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.
OUR HISTORY
Maasai Girls Rescue Center is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping the disadvantaged Maasai girls of northern Tanzania. Rick Morro, Founder, has been living alongside the Maasai people since 2013. His goal is to help in a meanful and sustaining way that positively impacts the region. He strongly believes that education will create an empowering effect to potentially change deeply engrained oppressive cultural views.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Empower a girl, transform a community! Please consider sponsoring a girl, donating to our projects, or volunteering in person. 100% of your donation provides each girl at MGRC a safe haven (housing, food, clothes, medical care, school supplies, education), mentoring, family counseling, business and technology training. Maasai Girls Rescue Center is a registered Non-Government Organization (NGO) in Tanzania and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the U.S.

Our Stories

MGRC featured in The Red Book Magazine

MGRC featured in The Red Book Magazine

MGRC featured in The Red Book Magazine, March 2020Text by Beverly Medlyn - Photos courtesy Maasai Girls Rescue Center Moved…

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Thanks for an amazing 2019!

Thanks for an amazing 2019!

First, I would like to personally thank all of our behind-the-scenes and in-person volunteers for their time and support to…

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How MGRC helps to curb starvation for the Maasai girls on $1.43/day

How MGRC helps to curb starvation for the Maasai girls on $1.43/day

Many of the new girls that we take in at MGRC are suffering from starvation. Our waiting list is so…

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