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Amazing Maasai Girls Project 2017

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BENEFITING: AMAZING MAASAI GIRLS PROJECT

EVENT: Amazing Maasai Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: Jul 22, 2017

Paul Ark

THE STORY:

In Kenya's Maasai tribes, families are often unable to finance educations for their daughters, and as a result, Maasai girls are married off at 14 or 15 years old, the bride-price received often vital to feeding and providing for the rest of the family. In these societies, child marriage is not a cultural tradition, but rather an economic necessity. 


Since 2011, the Amazing Maasai Girls Project, a U.S. 501c3 non-profit organization, has raised funds to send Maasai girls in Kenya's Laikipia North district to high school on 4-year scholarships, both raising the lifetime economic prospects of the girls and their tribes, but also preventing or delaying marriage until they reach the age of maturity, thus decreasing the incidence of infant and maternal mortality that comes from underage girls giving birth, and reducing the economic burden on the community that comes from severe health outcomes. 


In July, we will be hosting our 7th annual Amazing Maasai Marathon to raise awareness and funds for girls education in Kenya, and our Global Run fun runs a few months later in dozens of countries around the world. I personally will be returning to Kenya this July to meet with our Amazing Girls (4-year scholarship recipients), and photographing the race. It costs US$2,000 to fund a 4-year scholarship, and since 2012, we have awarded over 60 scholarships and are gradually building an endowment fund. For the cost of a nice meal or a few days' worth of your daily gourmet coffee, you can have a tremendous impact on the lives of talented but financially disadvantaged girls.

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$5,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nicha and Paul Ark

    $2,000

  • Robert Lomnitz

    $250

  • Prasit Kuo & Wanna-Vorawan-Chatree Wangpanitkul, Manon Varapukde

    $700

  • Junee Chen

    $500

  • Kullarat

     

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  • Frances

    $500

  • Sean O'Neill

    $500

  • Trista

     

  • Aer & Ken Lee

    $500

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54% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,400 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Paul Ark

Amount Raised

$4,200

 

42% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Michelle Vorawan

Amount Raised

$700

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Junee Chen

Amount Raised

$500

Donor Comments

Aer & Ken Lee

Aer & Ken Lee

DONATION: $500

1 month ago

Trista

Trista

Such a wonderful and important project Paul and team! Happy to contribute! 1 month ago

Sean O'Neill

Sean O'Neill

DONATION: $500

1 month ago

Frances

Frances

DONATION: $500

because I can and should.. xo 1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

What an amazing cause!! Good luck Paul!! 1 month ago

Kullarat

Kullarat

1 month ago

Junee Chen

Junee Chen

DONATION: $500

1 month ago

Robert Lomnitz

Robert Lomnitz

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

Nicha and Paul Ark

Nicha and Paul Ark

DONATION: $2,000

2 months ago