Each week, MGRC is forced to turn away multiple girls who are in desperate need due to limited resources. There are no safety nets for Maasai girls. They find their way to the MGRC because they have no other place to go.
Our issue is we cannot afford to take them all. We do take severe cases and pray for a donor to come and support them. We only take the poorest girls who are starving, abused, or being forced to marry before they get their education.
The Maasai girls come from a difficult and harsh environment. They would frequently get the last bite to eat in the family, meaning they would only eat three times a week. Some of the girls arrive here with serious congenital and orthopedic issues, such as club feet. We are fortunate to find treatment for these issues at Plaster House, another NGO in Arusha. Many of the girls often have parasite infestations and/or infections in their feet from walking barefoot for long distances. If they’re thirsty, they drink from dirty puddles – the same puddles that animals defecate and urinate in.
The rescued girls are adjusting to many things at MGRC including: recovering from life threatening health issues, learning proper hygiene, eating daily balanced meals, socializing with their peers, and beginning their mentoring, tutoring, and education paths.
The girls below are seeking sponsors and are currently being cared for using the founder’s personal funds. These funds are diminishing quickly, and we ask you to please sponsor one or more of these deserving girls. Learn more about sponsoring a girl.
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Sitetian Evaline Mukaine
Evaline is 6 years old and never attended school. She was brought to us by her uncle. Eveline lived with her grandparents who are old. They come from one of the poorest areas of Longido District. Eveline is polite and a little shy.
Jael Bahati Lekipa
Bahati is 6 years old. She comes to us from a local village . Her mother is a single lady with 4 children 3 boys and Bahati. Bahati was not sent to school because the mother could only afford to send her boys there. The mother makes a small living cleaning houses and selling firewood.
Namelock is 6 years old. She was brought to us by the grandmother who teaches our girls to make beads. This grandmother is very poor however, people give her their children to raise. The grandmother is getting older and asked if we could help.
Nashipai is 6 years old. She came to us last week. She is an orphan living with her aging grandmother who cannot feed her or send her to school. She is now with MGRC receiving healthy meals and attending school for the first time.
Esupat is 13 years old. She was brought to us by the Longido Social welfare people. She was rescued from a forced marriage and an abusive family. Esupat never attended school but is now enrolled in the Longido accelerated program. The special class and MGRC tutoring will help her learn much faster and catch up to her appropriate class mates.
Neema is 13 years old. She was brought to us by the Longido Social welfare organization. They rescued her from a forced marriage. Neema never attended school but is now enrolled in the Longido accelerated class. She is very excited to be attending school. She works hard and is very helpful.
Tumaini is 7 years old. She was being raised by her very poor grandmother who is disabled. The grandmother asked us to care for her granddaughter. Tumaini is now in school and doing great. She has fit in with the other girls right away.