Walindwa has been profoundly struck by the incredible pride, strength, and grace of the women in the Maasai Mara. We have thought about how much these disadvantaged women and their community could benefit from the use of the solar lanterns. It is with great pleasure and excitement to announce that this year the Solar Lantern Project will take place in the Maasai Mara!
On average, over 180 Maasai women from local villages, in the Talek region, craft beaded jewelry at Basecamp Maasai Brand. The beautiful beadwork and other handmade products created by these women have become their sole income in supporting their families. The Maasai often live in “mud huts” with no access to electricity, proper sanitation, or clean drinking water. These hard-working women and their families could really benefit from the gift of a solar lantern!
We are very excited about this year’s program in the Maasai Mara! We plan to distribute these solar lanterns in mid to late October. This year’s goal is to raise enough money for 180 lanterns as well as 30 solar lanterns with mobile charger adapters for each village (manyatta).
If you are interested in supporting this project you can send a check for $10 for a lantern or $45 for solar lantern with charger.
Please make checks payable to:
San Diego, CA, 92198
If you would like a tax-deductible receipt for your donation, they will be available after 10/01/2012 as we expect to have our tax exempt status by that time.
Deadline for ordering is October 10, 2012!
If you have additional questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org