WARIS, HELP ME!

24 Feb

Not long ago a young Maasai girl, barely older than 13 years old, told me her story and asked for help.

Today I want to share her story with you and ask you for your help for the countless young girls having to live a life in fear!

About a year ago she was circumcised.

“One night, I was destined to become a “woman”. I was hoping that they would never get me, but I knew that this day would come.

I begged my mother not to do this to me but she didn’t know any better and said that each of us would have to go through it.

I tried to imagine something beautiful as they pushed me to the ground. When the cuter started, I tried not to scream, but I could not help it, the pain was so agonizing that I fainted.

One year passed since then and a few days ago my mother told me that a man would come to take me as his wife. But Waris, they must not do that, when I get married, my life is over! I won’t be able to go to school and finish my education.

They don’t know how important it is to me! You have to help me!”

Her history reminded me of the fate of millions of women for who I fight everyday.
In the Maasai tribe about 37 of the 42 groups cut their wives. They are being married early to old men and have to leave school.

I knew I had to help the young girl! Therefore I am starting my education and sponsorship project this year in Tanzania and I need your help!

Every  donation  helps us to implement our projects locally!

Please support my project now and help those girls!

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5 Responses to “WARIS, HELP ME!”

  1. Bill Åke Allan Hansson February 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm #

    I already support two girls in Sierra Leone, and now you are starting up in Tanzania. My question is, do you have any program in Kenya? With love
    Bill Hansson

    • warisdirie February 27, 2017 at 11:38 am #

      Dear Bill, thank you very much for your great support! For now, no we unfortunately do not have a programme in Kenya yet. But we are working to spread our projects in as many countries as possibles. Since our work relies on donations, we have to take it step by step. But we are starting our work in the Maasai communties, which are located in Tanzania as well as in Kenya. The goal is to spread the word throughout the communites!

      • Bill Åke Allan Hansson February 27, 2017 at 8:15 pm #

        That´s good that you “attack” the Maasai popultion as it´s one of the tribes that have FGM as a culture! I a looking forward that you will reachinto Kenya as well. I am quit involved in Kenya as it´s my wifes country!! Love to you all!!

      • warisdirie March 13, 2017 at 11:52 am #

        Thank you!
        We wouldn’t call it “attacking” but more supporting the young Maasai, who are willing to break the tradition!

        All the best!

      • Bill Åke Allan Hansson March 13, 2017 at 7:54 pm #

        I am sorry for my bad choise of words!! If I wrote it in my nativ language, i could have chosen a better word!! But you know very well what I am aming for as well as you!!
        Hugs to you all
        Bill

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