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 by November 2022 and living on the property before school starts in January 2023.
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.
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
How you can help
Ways to Give
Make a Donation
Your support provides the girls the opportunities to attend school (a first for most), immediate and ongoing medical care, counseling, vocational and life skills training in a safe, family environment. With your help, we can give the most vulnerable, at-risk Maasai girls a better and brighter future.
Through MGRC’s sponsorship program, you are helping a girl grow and learn in a safe family environment. The power of sponsorship drives change that ripples throughout the girls’ lives, their families and communities.
We’ve partnered with Stock Donator to accept stock donations! Stock Donator provides a secure, fast, and simple online service to allow you to donate publicly traded stocks directly to Maasai Girls Rescue Center.
Get Involved. Are you a positive, adventurous individual who likes a challenge? Are you drawn to service-oriented work, with an opportunity to make an impact in a remote and underprivileged part of the world? Can you work closely with people of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds? Then volunteering at MGRC could be for you!
The gift catalog is a simple way to donate toward items we need on a regular basis such as clothes, shoes, soccer balls, learning materials, or medical supplies. Your thoughtful gift will make a difference and give every MGRC girl the best chance for success!
My husband and I went on a 12 day safari in Tanzania at the end of October/beginning of November. While there we drove through Maasai lands and learned about the Maasai culture. This experience compelled me to come home and look for a way to help Maasai females. I found your website. The direct care and education you provide for the girls is exactly the type of help I want to support. Thank you so much for your work.
L.S. in California ( Donor )
We first learned of MGRC from my friend, Joyce. We were really moved by the story of Rick’s efforts. We started by sponsoring a girl last year, and are now going to sponsor an additional girl this year. Rick, we are in awe of all you have done and all of the girls lives you are changing for the better!
Angie & Rob Dutkiewicz ( Sponsor )
Joyce and I are the proud sponsors of multiple girls. Rick is truly making a difference in these girls lives that would otherwise suffer or die. When considering all the costs of responsibly raising a girl with an education, Rick has done an outstanding job with very little resources. I have known Rick for years and trust that 100 percent of the money I donate will be put towards raising these girls.
B. Hammond ( Sponsor )
These girls are so very blessed to have Maasai Girls Rescue Center as their home.
Andrew and Nancy Arena ( Donor )
After hearing about this project first-hand at a recent presentation by Rick, I understand how important this is for MGRC and the future for Maasai girls.