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Preventing a cycle of poverty before it begins through ensuring education and opening opportunities for the future of the marginalized Maasai families and their children in Rombo, Kenya


Lucy Naserian

Age: 14

Days Waiting: 135

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Leah Ngeiya

Age: 18

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Norah Cherop

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John Meritei

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Our Programs & Support Opportunties

Here are a few of our current Programs & Support Opportunties.



ADEA/PMD Center – As our programs grow, we need an in-town building for our offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, training restaurant, and guest rooms.

Rural Secondary School – There are currently not enough secondary schools in Rombo, and an increasing number of students are passing from primary to secondary school. The current schools are a one-to-two hour walk for most rural students. We envision a school modeled after the Kamehameha School of Hawaii, founded to provide a quality education for marginalized Hawaiians to celebrate culture and faith. The vision is to invite innovative architects from around the world to design buildings that are green, sustainable, and imaginative. This will open the imaginations of our community and be a tourist draw from neighboring lodges. We anticipate some will become future investors in our efforts.


Housing For Relocated Poor – Under recent land management “reforms,” the once open land of the Rombo Group Ranch has been subdivided into 12-acre plots. Previously, people could live where they wanted. This means that poor families are being forced to relocate, leaving their huts and houses behind. With no money, and little wood (due to extreme deforestation), they typically hand build small huts or tin-sheet houses. These easily blow down in the wind, and flood when the rains come.

We dream of building small cement or adobe homes for these desperate families, while giving vocational skills to men and women.



Widows’ Communes/Community Living

With the loss of their cattle, many Maasai men are going to the cities to work. Lacking a formal education, they often end up in dangerous jobs, which have a high fatality rate. Their widows are left with no way to support themselves and their children.

ADEA and the Maasai leadership envision these widows and their children living in a community of about 60 +/- acres. We would drill a well that would allow for year-round farming, build a pre-school and kindergarten to allow children and their parents to learn foundational literacy. Living as a supportive community, will allow some adults to remain at home, while others take goods to market. This kind of emotional support empowers traditionally marginalized communities to thrive.



Contact Us

If you have some questions, please contact us!

ADEA Foundation

P.O.Box 45751 Seattle, WA 98145