THANK YOU. We did it!

THANK YOU. We did it!

Many many thanks to all of you who donated to MWEEP during the Kitsap Great Give 2017 which ran through May 2, 2017. As the donations began to roll in we were thrilled to see the numbers climbing higher than ever before. From the 95 online gifts we had a total of $8,480. This number only reflects the online donors and not the matching gifts which we will receive at a later date. Additionally several checks were received.

As you may know in 2016 MWEEP provided funding via our corresponding Board of MWEEP located in Kenya for tuition, board, and room for 74 needy and deserving Maasai girls in secondary school and 39 young women in post secondary education. Many of our previous students have gone on to become successful educators, accountants, and some have established their own small businesses. We hope to be able to provide these educational opportunities for even more deserving Maasai girls and women in the future. Just recently our Kenya Board voted to extend financial assistance to girls who reside in orphanages and do not have access to funds for cost sharing. The Kitsap MWEEP Board totally supported this new endeavor.

MWEEP has participated in Kitsap Great Give the past three years with much success for our small organization. Because of our size, with few expenses, more than 90 percent of our donated funds always goes directly to our girls’ education. Thus the donations made through Great Give go a long way in helping us to achieve our mission.
Again thank you so very much for your support by giving these girls “the gift of hope”!

Expanded giving dates for the Kitsap Great Give!

Expanded giving dates for the Kitsap Great Give!

Previously the Kitsap Great Give has been limited to a 24 hour period of giving online. This year however that period of time has increased to include now – May 2, 2017. Any charge to your credit card however will not go in until May 2. These expanded giving days will allow you to make your donation on your own personal timeline allowing for those of you who will be out of town or unable to be available on the one day. Just click on the link below and you will be taken directly to the Kitsap Great Give website to make your donation.

www.kitsapgreatgive.org

As always thank you for supporting MWEEP. Every donation helps these girls attend school!

Kitsap GREAT GIVE coming soon!

Kitsap GREAT GIVE coming soon!

On May 2, 2017, from midnight to 11:59pm, citizens of Kitsap County will once again have an opportunity to support non-profit organizations in our community  by participating in the Kitsap Great Give! MWEEP is one of many organizations you can choose to donate to in the Great Give and we hope you will join in support of this onging education program for MAASAI women during this great event.

MWEEP Welcomes New Board Members

MWEEP Welcomes New Board Members

A BIG thank you to all our faithful donors of 2016!

A BIG thank you to all our faithful donors of 2016!

Did you know that your donations in 2016 helped MWEEP achieve one of its highest enrollments for Maasai girls in both secondary and post secondary schools? By the third term in 2016 there were 72 secondary girls enrolled in 24 different schools. And an additional 37 girls enrolled in post secondary schools working on degrees in various fields such as medical, teaching, finance, hairdressing, and early childhood education.  MWEEP budgets approximately $300 per girl for a school year. They would not have been able to do this without you. Again thank you for your strong support. We look forward to a successful and ongoing education support program with our Gifts of Hope for 2017.secondary students iloodokilaniUniversity level students 2015