Good Works Northern Michigan: Shukas for Massai Education

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Buy a traditional Massai shuka from Albert’s village – help children in Albert’s village attend school.

MEET ALBERT

I met Albert on a service trip to Malawi and Kenya this fall.

Albert is a son of a Maasai chief (Letura) in Kenya.

He lives in a small village (Ewangan) near the Maasai Mara National Reserve (on the Kenyan/Tanzania border).

While in Kenya, Albert gave us a tour of his village (200 residents, including 70 children) and taught us about their culture.

I bought this gorgeous shuka (blanket) he was wearing from him and promised to stay in touch via WhatsApp. We’ve become friends.

I’ve since learned that Albert and his village rely on tourism (tours of the village and selling wares like their traditional shuka) which has decreased since covid.

I asked him what the village’s biggest needs are, and along with food, he told me about education for the village’s children.

SUPPORT EDUCATION IN THE EWANGAN VILLAGE

Good Works Northern Michigan has brought Albert’s shukas to the US.

When you buy a shuka from Albert’s village, you will support the education of children in Albert’s village.

A Northern Michigan organization is matching every $50 purchase.

When you buy a $50 shuka, $100 goes to help children in Albert’s village attend school.