BENEFITING: MAASAI VOICES OF HOPE
EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2014
My birthday is less than 2 months away, and this year in lieu of gifts, I would love for your help in raising money for a charity that is very dear to my heart, Voices of Hope.
Voices of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to vulnerable Maasai post high school young women in Kenya who are facing female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriages.
Young girls that have managed to escape genital mutilation and forced marriages by attending charitable primary and secondary boarding schools have neither means of safety nor possibility of post-secondary education after high school. As a result, they often return to their villages to endure genital mutilation and forced marriages; or they seek refuge in the city. With no marketable skills or training and no means to support themselves, they are often sexually exploited, become prostitutes, and fall victim to HIV/AIDS.
My goal is to raise $1,200 by the end of the summer to provide a young woman with safe housing, as well as one year of tuition and fees in an educational program of her choice.
I ask for your support to help me raise these funds. Any amount you contribute is greatly appreciated and will help in the eradication of FGM and forced marriages. Please feel free to pass this on to your family & friends as well.
Thank you in advance for supporting my birthday wish ☺