Help build MGRC ecoVillage, a living and learning center for a regenerative future in Tanzania.
MGRC ecoVillage will include living quarters for 120 young girls, a pre-school, vocational training area, dining hall, volunteer living quarters, livestock barns and gardens for sustainable farming.
We are not creating orphanages, we are creating a series of family homes where vulnerable, at-risk Maasai girls are loved and raised by Tanzanian ‘house mothers’. By forming family units we are able to recreate a community environment that is focused on nurturing, encouraging, educating, and raising the girls.
Education & Training
Education is a cornerstone of our work at the rescue center. Our mission is to rescue the most at-risk girls – victims of abuse, poverty and starvation – and give them a foundation for a new life.
MGRC ecoFarm & Live Stock
Sustainable ecoFarming and live stock are instrumental in MGRC’s mission, child nutrition and development, food security and fighting poverty.
‘Impact tourism’ & MGRC ecoLodge
The MGRC ecoLodges will be used as part of a new social enterprise operated by MGRC, that provides short stay accommodation for visiting volunteers, family stays and medium term professional placements for teachers and nurses.
Your support provides rescued girls the opportunities to receive an education, immediate medical care, and vocational and life skills training in a safe family environment. With your help, we can give 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.
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!
Maasai Girls Rescue Center visitors are an integral part of our organization, and help in a variety of ways to contribute to our mission They are involved in important work to create positive change for our girls at MGRC.
Make a donation to Maasai Girls Rescue Center in honor of someone—to celebrate a holiday, birthday, wedding, or another special occasion—or in memory of someone. 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.