Shervin & Family via Crowdrise
August 13, 2011
In March our family went to Kenya with our friends Edward Norton and Shauna Robertson. They brought us to meet the Maasai who live in the southern part of Kenya near the Chyulu Hills.
It was incredible. We saw all the animals, we learned about the culture. We visited the schools and clinic.
What we decided to do as group when we left was to try and make a difference in the lives of the people there. Edward and Shauna are very involved with MWCT, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust and we wanted to support their work. MWCT is a conservation effort that encourages the Maasai to be good landlords of their dynamic biodiversity but helping them develop alternative revenue sources that supports local employment of game scouts, brings in teachers and doctors and helps to develop sustainable wildlife and livestock relationships.
One thing that struck our group was that there were disabled people in this proud and strong community that were being shunned away and not able to participate in daily life.
We want to give the disabled a chance to be a normal part of their tribe by first building them a home where they can have the ability to move around and function and second, give them training and education in local crafts so they can bring income into the community.
Building in Kenya is expensive as is bringing in wheelchairs and other speciality items that will make these people's lives better and easier.
We need your help.
If we all just give a little something, and ask our friends to give a little something... well then we can move mountains and it will feel great.
Let's build this boma together and then we can all go visit it in Kenya together some day.
Thanks for checking this out. Whatever you can give is much appreciated. And tell all your friends too.
Shervin, Anna, Cyrus and Daria