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.