Our girls come to us alone, struggling for survival, many suffering physical and emotional trauma. We want to raise them as we would our own daughters. In a home, not a dormitory. With consistency and love from caring adults – Tanzanian house mothers, social workers and a paternal presence in their lives.
Currently more than 60 girls are staying temporarily in a hotel MGRC is leasing less than a mile away from the ecoVillage site. Tourism is on the rise and hotels in Karatu are filling up. This is great news for the local economy, but it means MGRC has to move out of the hotel. In addition, the girls need to be enrolled in their new school and living on the property before school starts in January 2023.
We have nearly completed construction for 3 of the 5 homes on the permanent site, eventually expanding to 10 homes for 120 girls. To complete this phase of the project, we need to build 2 more houses plus drill a water well on the property.
Each home will shelter 12 girls and 2 house mothers. Girls will be grouped by age so they can help each other with schoolwork and learning life skills.
A generous donor has offered to match ALL DONATIONS received, up to $100,000, by December 31, 2022!
Maasai Girls Rescue Center’s ecoVillage is founded on the premise that the only lasting way to help people is to teach them how to help themselves.
“Never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in every life you touch. For the impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.” ~Anonymous