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Driving Girls and Women to Greater Success!

Ride with us to reach girls and women. A 4x4 vehicle will allow us to reach, educate, and empower marginalized girls and women in Kenya.

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2022

Project Description

Pastoralist Child Foundation (PCF) is raising $25,000 for a much-needed 4x4 vehicle to navigate the bumpy, rocky, sandy, and muddy roads in Kenya in order to reach remote villages in North and West Samburu County. We work at the grassroots level to end harmful practices like female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced early marriage. Our workshops, community dialogues, and youth sports tournaments have been instrumental in educating thousands of villagers, saving thousands of girls from undergoing FGM, and reducing the rate of FGM by 30% in the last decade.

The workshop curriculum consists of the harmful effects of FGM, forced early marriage, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STD's, sexual and reproductive health, child rights, self-confidence, self-awareness, sanitation, and the importance of education.

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Our student scholarship program currently supports 56 students attending secondary boarding schools and universities! Our commitment is to sponsor a girl from every single village where we host workshops and dialogues. The parents and/or guardians of the girls sign an agreement stating they will NOT make their daughters undergo FGM or force them to marry.

We also support women's economic empowerment initiatives.. Four (4) self-help women's groups in Samburu and Maasai Mara were formed as a result of women deciding to take their lives into their own hands. They now own and manage livestock,  jewelry and accessories, and sewing/clothing businesses.

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Your financial support of a vehicle will have an everlasting impact!! The communities have heard about us. We just need a way to get to them. Hiring cars and drivers has become too expensive. Having our own vehicle will save us time and money. We're ready to go the distance to even more remote villages in West and North Samburu County. Come along for the ride. We have so much to share with you with the beautiful Samburu people!  

Thank you for taking the time to view our campaign video. Please share it with as many people as possible. We are dedicated to continuing the work we do at the grassroots level. Your support is greatly appreciated!  

Thank you! Merci! Asante! Gracias! Дякую! شكرًا لك   Ashe oleng! Grazie! Danke! आपको धन्यवाद

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What does "Pastoralist" mean? Pastoralist" means "Semi-nomadic people whose livelihood is dependent upon the herding of cattle, goats, sheep, and camels. The Maasai and Samburu people are pastoralists.
  2. Are my donations tax-deductible? Yes. You are donating to a fully registered tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in good standing.

 

 

Chris Meyer
12/04/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Jennifer
12/02/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Ann Velasquez
11/29/2022
Monetary Contribution
$85
B Conifer
11/29/2022
Monetary Contribution
$25
Kristin Louise Nelson
11/28/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Barbara Clarke-Ruiz
11/28/2022
Handwritten Thank You Note
$30
Don Howson
11/25/2022
Monetary Contribution
$500
Deborah Hawwa Vreeland
11/23/2022
PCF Hat
$70
Tara Schmitt
11/23/2022
1:1 Nonprofit Consulting
$1,000
Karen Cahn
11/18/2022
Professional Headshots
$1,000
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
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30.00 USD
Handwritten Thank You Note

Allow us to express our immense gratitude for your support with a handwritten thank you note from our team!

Your support will allow us to travel to other villages and continue to educate people on the importance of eradicating FGM. Thank you for directly helping save girls from getting cut!

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50.00 USD
Beaded Bangles

These beaded bangle bracelets are all made by women we helped open their own store in Samburu, Kenya. Support PCF, and these entrepreneurial women and purchase a bracelet!

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50.00 USD
Custom Spotify Playlist

Purchase this reward and get a Spotify playlist made just for you! Whether you need a new WFH soundtrack, or a playlist to get you through a tough workout, this is a timeless reward that you can use every day. Also a great gift for the holidays ;)

Let me know what playlist vibe you want in the "shipping info" section when you check out -- or, leave it blank and I'll surprise you!

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50.00 USD
T-Shirt

Have you been dying to tell everyone that 86% of women in Samburu, Kenya have experienced the human rights violation of female genital mutilation?

Repping this shirt is the perfect way to start the conversation!

Now, when your grandma asks why on earth you're wearing a shirt that says "Save a Clit," you can tell her about what's happening in these villages and continue to raise awareness about the harmful practice.

Clitoris Floral Art created by Tanner Moore

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70.00 USD
PCF Hat

Purchase this reward for an everyday baseball cap that reps PCF! Your purchase will help us raise funds for a vehicle that will allow our team to spread our operations throughout new villages in Kenya and save more girls and women.

Thank you for your support!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
85.00 USD
PCF Cotton Tote Bag

Been dying to tell everyone that 86% of women in Samburu, Kenya have experienced the human rights violation of female genital mutilation?

Repping this tote is the perfect way to start the conversation!

Our goal in designing this tote was to make the design subtle enough to be wearable, yet controversial enough to spark powerful dialogue about female genital mutilation.

Flip the tote one way when you're ready to talk about FGM, and flip it the other way when you just want to rep PCF and look amazing doing it.

Clitoris Floral Art designed by Tanner Moore.

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0 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Professional Headshots

*Only available for people located in New York + New Jersey

Level up your personal & professional branding and get your headshots taken by a talented and experienced photographer!

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1 Supporter
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1,000.00 USD
1:1 Nonprofit Consulting

Meet 1:1 with Sayydah Garrett, Founder & President of Pastoralist Child Foundation! Sayydah has an impressive history of working in the nonprofit sector and has created her own organization from the ground up. Sayydah's organization, Pastoralist Child Foundation, has been actively operating for more than 10 years. Sayydah is a natural leader who operates with empathy,  compassion, passion and persistence.

Purchase this reward for a one hour meeting with the founder herself!

1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Handwritten Thank You Note

Allow us to express our immense gratitude for your support with a handwritten thank you note from our team!

Your support will allow us to travel to other villages and continue to educate people on the importance of eradicating FGM. Thank you for directly helping save girls from getting cut!

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Beaded Bangles

These beaded bangle bracelets are all made by women we helped open their own store in Samburu, Kenya. Support PCF, and these entrepreneurial women and purchase a bracelet!

65 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Custom Spotify Playlist

Purchase this reward and get a Spotify playlist made just for you! Whether you need a new WFH soundtrack, or a playlist to get you through a tough workout, this is a timeless reward that you can use every day. Also a great gift for the holidays ;)

Let me know what playlist vibe you want in the "shipping info" section when you check out -- or, leave it blank and I'll surprise you!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
T-Shirt

Have you been dying to tell everyone that 86% of women in Samburu, Kenya have experienced the human rights violation of female genital mutilation?

Repping this shirt is the perfect way to start the conversation!

Now, when your grandma asks why on earth you're wearing a shirt that says "Save a Clit," you can tell her about what's happening in these villages and continue to raise awareness about the harmful practice.

Clitoris Floral Art created by Tanner Moore

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
70.00 USD
PCF Hat

Purchase this reward for an everyday baseball cap that reps PCF! Your purchase will help us raise funds for a vehicle that will allow our team to spread our operations throughout new villages in Kenya and save more girls and women.

Thank you for your support!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
85.00 USD
PCF Cotton Tote Bag

Been dying to tell everyone that 86% of women in Samburu, Kenya have experienced the human rights violation of female genital mutilation?

Repping this tote is the perfect way to start the conversation!

Our goal in designing this tote was to make the design subtle enough to be wearable, yet controversial enough to spark powerful dialogue about female genital mutilation.

Flip the tote one way when you're ready to talk about FGM, and flip it the other way when you just want to rep PCF and look amazing doing it.

Clitoris Floral Art designed by Tanner Moore.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Professional Headshots

*Only available for people located in New York + New Jersey

Level up your personal & professional branding and get your headshots taken by a talented and experienced photographer!

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
1:1 Nonprofit Consulting

Meet 1:1 with Sayydah Garrett, Founder & President of Pastoralist Child Foundation! Sayydah has an impressive history of working in the nonprofit sector and has created her own organization from the ground up. Sayydah's organization, Pastoralist Child Foundation, has been actively operating for more than 10 years. Sayydah is a natural leader who operates with empathy,  compassion, passion and persistence.

Purchase this reward for a one hour meeting with the founder herself!

1 Supporter
Select this reward