This fund is to help Maasai girls in Kenya that are at high risk of genital mutilation, child marriage and/or are orphans. Sponsorship covers their education, school supplies, medical needs, field trips and uniforms.
We have two types of sponsorship –
1. Full year sponsorship
2. Partial sponsorship where several sponsors help to cover the full year cost for the same child. This amount can be whatever you are comfortable with.
If you come on one of the three annual Global Village Ministries service trips, we spend a day at THE OLMALAIKA HOME and you would be able to meet the child you sponsor. If you cannot come on one of the trips you are still able to write letters and/or send a little care packages to her if you would like to. The girls in turn love to write back.
"Water Tanks / Taps / Piping":We are so excited as we finally were able to get the funding for the borehole, now we can have it put in and then we will need to raise about $3500 more to put in all the tanks, taps, piping etc that we need to get water to all the areas of our property. If you would like to help us with the part of it - it would be awesome!
"Washrooms" - our original washrooms (pit toilets and shower rooms) have seen better days and now they are in REAL need of being replaced as soon as possible. We had started them and a huge storm came destroying everything. We are not sure of the exact cost at this point but it will be over $13,000
"Furniture Project" - we desperately need 2 large tables, 6 benches, 5 book cases . US$ 1200
"Solar Batteries Project" - the lighting at the home is not as bright as it should be at night and the lights often go out leaving the home in darkness. We would like to add a bit more power to our solar unit to be able to provide good lighting and security. US$2000
Dresses, skirts, socks, petty coats, shirts/blouses, hoodies/jackets, underwear, bras
Please keep the clothing simple - avoiding movie themes, Disney, sports team or glamour. No makeup, nail polish, jewelry, combs/brushes, barrettes. Tops needs to have sleeves. Skirts and dresses need to be close to the knee.
School/Office Supplies lap top, blackboard erasers, solar lamps - both indoor and outdoor ones.
*Donated items are taken to Kenya on each trip that Global Village Ministries takes. It is much easier for us to purchase items in Kenya, but sometimes the quality can be lacking. If you collect any of the above items we ask that you contact us and we will either have you mail it to our office or directly to a specific person traveling to Kenya with GVM.
Ways to Give ~
Write a check to: Global Village Ministries
Mail it to: 8712 N Ridge Ave
Berrien Springs, MI USA 49103
Donate via Pay Pal
Most transactions are tax-deductible within the USA.
Transparency is a priority for Global Village Ministries and so we want you to know that approximately 15% of all donations go for administrative costs which includes salaries for 14 staff members at THE OLMALAIKA HOME and enables us to continue making a difference for young Maasai girls.If you would like to give towards a certain project or need at the home please earmark your donation and we will do our best to make sure it goes to that.