Coins For Change

Mission Statement 

Global fundraising to empower the women
and children of the Maasai Tribe in Kenya, Africa

Project Leaders

Courtney Chen & Chris Li

Founded

2011

Project Description

Coins for Change is an international non-profit organization that aims to help provide an education, generate sustainable economic development and drive the necessary social change to protect the lives of the Maasai women and girls. Binghamton Enactus has partnered with this organization for over 6 years and we have greatly impacted the lives of the Maasai people in Amboseli, Kenya. Our projects over the years include the Running with the Goats project which raised enough money every year to purchase Galla goats that are essential to the economy of the Maasai. We also aided in the distribution and selling of the handmade jewelry made by the Maasai women here in our Binghamton community. We were also able to help send a Maasai girl to boarding school. All of our efforts have also contributed to the building of a safe house for the Maasai women and girls that seek refuge from domestic violence and female genital mutilation. This year we were able to tackle the issue of their continued water crisis and helped them build a deeper well that allowed for easier water access and agricultural growth. As members of the Coins for Change project we will continue to help the Maasai women and children in building a better tomorrow.

 

Coins For Change

Mission Statement 

Global fundraising to empower the women and children of the Maasai Tribe in Kenya, Africa

Project Leaders

Courtney Chen & Chris Li

Founded

2011

Project Description

Coins for Change is an international non-profit organization that aims to help provide an education, generate sustainable economic development and drive the necessary social change to protect the lives of the Maasai women and girls. Binghamton Enactus has partnered with this organization for over 6 years and we have greatly impacted the lives of the Maasai people in Amboseli, Kenya. Our projects over the years include the Running with the Goats project which raised enough money every year to purchase Galla goats that are essential to the economy of the Maasai. We also aided in the distribution and selling of the handmade jewelry made by the Maasai women here in our Binghamton community. We were also able to help send a Maasai girl to boarding school. All of our efforts have also contributed to the building of a safe house for the Maasai women and girls that seek refuge from domestic violence and female genital mutilation. This year we were able to tackle the issue of their continued water crisis and helped them build a deeper well that allowed for easier water access and agricultural growth. As members of the Coins for Change project we will continue to help the Maasai women and children in building a better tomorrow.