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In March a bunch of us all went to Kenya together to visit the work that the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust is doing.
The Maasai welcomed us into their hearts and homes.
We visited the schools and clinics that are supported by the trust and learned about work they are doing with lion preservation and biodiversity conservation.
We decided to raise some funds to build a boma for the disabled members of the Maasai community.
In the villages anyone who has a disability is seen as a burden and hidden away from sight.
The hope is that if we can help people become self sufficient and productive members of society then the tribe will embrace them and the shame will be lifted.
The boma MWCT will build will be tricked out so that wheelchairs will be able to get in and out and to meet the needs of the approximately 28 people it will serve. These people will receive training in crafts and beading and tourists will be sent to visit to purchase their goods.
Building is expensive in this area. This is outside the budget of MWCT's work in the area and that is why we are asking all of our friends and family to get involved and help us fundraise.
Thanks for checking this out.