Kenya Children's Homes

Soila Maasai Girls Rescue Centre (SUSWA)

The Soila Maasai Girls Rescue Centre at Suswa in the Rift Valley, Kenya, was launched by Kenya Children’s Homes in 2005 as a refuge centre for young orphaned or destitute Maasai girls.

With the co-operation of the local Chief, the centre was established to save the girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early arranged marriage - still a common practice and tradition in the Maasai community of Kenya.

At SUSWA, the girls are offered a home and an education as an alternative path in life to FGM and early marriage and, in turn, they receive the chance to empower and change their lives and those of generations to come. In all cases, the girls’ parents/guardians have given their permission for their daughter to embark on this new way of life.

The project has grown significantly over the years and has the capacity to house up to 100 girls aged between 7 and 15, for whom KCH provides full care.

SUSWA is run as a partnership between Kenya Children’s Homes (KCH) and the local community of Suswa.

To sponsor one of the Maasai girls for £10 per month please see the Get Involved section of our website.

Donations to the project can be made through www.justgiving.com/fundraising/suswa or if you are interested in sponsoring one of the girls directly, please contact our Perth office Tel: +44 (0)1738 633264 or email info@kenyachildrenshomes.org.uk

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