BENEFITING: GLOBAL VILLAGE MINISTRIES INC
DAILY 8000 GIRLS ENDURE GENITAL MUTILATION WORLDWIDE
My birthday is coming up October 24th and even though I am too old to get gifts I thought it might be a fun way to see if I could raise some money for the Olmalaika Home and help make a difference.
THE OMLALAIKA HOME which means “angel” in KiMaasai opened its doors in 2013 to twenty three young Maasai girls between the ages of 5 and 16 who were at high risk of genital mutilation, early childhood marriage and/or are total orphans. There are now 29 girls living in the home.
Global Village Ministries is passionate about giving girls the opportunity to be educated and also feel that it is important for them to continue to be surrounded by the positive things within the Maasai culture and be proud of their rich heritage.
The home is in Sekenani on school property, and the girls are blessed with an amazing matron who is Maasai and is able to reach out to them with hope, love and encouragement. We are also hoping to set up some intern opportunities for international students and opportunities for nurses/physicians/teachers to come and spend stay at the home while working with the children, plus the community.
We would love for you to keep us in your prayers as we continue to raise the funds for this ongoing project. The only source of income to pay for the expenses, salaries and more are via donations. We cannot do it without you.
*We desperately need to build an Administrative Annex on the property - it will enable us to accept at least 16 - 24 more young girls into the home as needs arrive. Cost $60,000