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Behind the scenes: Sophie Zinga SS2015 lookbook shoot
Aug 18

Behind the scenes: Sophie Zinga SS2015 lookbook shoot


Visiting the newly built dorm for the girls living in the safe house. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 13

Visiting the newly built dorm for the girls living in the safe house. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Walking Nashipae to school on her first dayl. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 11

Walking Nashipae to school on her first dayl. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Moses and his great uncle, William. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 11

Moses and his great uncle, William. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Nashipae carrying baby Moses. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 11

Nashipae carrying baby Moses. (Maasailand | Kenya)


The adorable, energetic students I taught.  (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 8

The adorable, energetic students I taught.  (Maasailand | Kenya)


Children in the village I stayed in collecting firewood. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 8

Children in the village I stayed in collecting firewood. (Maasailand | Kenya)


When I rode in the back of a flatbed truck through the hills, squeezed in with 10 people and three goats, and one of the goats’ hooves were literally on my shoes the entire ride. | cc: @katya.martin (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 8

When I rode in the back of a flatbed truck through the hills, squeezed in with 10 people and three goats, and one of the goats’ hooves were literally on my shoes the entire ride. | cc: @katya.martin (Maasailand | Kenya)


This is Evelyn, another recipient of school uniforms and shoes. She is incredibly beautiful and painfully shy. She had never been to school before, but now I am proud to say she is enrolled and has what she needs. Thank you. | Photo: Jonathan Simel, founder of the Maasai Youth Outreach Organization.
Aug 6

This is Evelyn, another recipient of school uniforms and shoes. She is incredibly beautiful and painfully shy. She had never been to school before, but now I am proud to say she is enrolled and has what she needs. Thank you. | Photo: Jonathan Simel, founder of the Maasai Youth Outreach Organization.


Nashipae with that “first day of school” chic. I packed her bag, bought her snacks and helped her get ready in the morning. I checked her class work when she came home from school (every answer was correct) and then we sat and did homework together. She LOVES school. I’m so proud of her. I will never forget my time with her. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 6

Nashipae with that “first day of school” chic. I packed her bag, bought her snacks and helped her get ready in the morning. I checked her class work when she came home from school (every answer was correct) and then we sat and did homework together. She LOVES school. I’m so proud of her. I will never forget my time with her. (Maasailand | Kenya)


AND each child received a brand new pair of shoes! This beautiful girl is trying on her new sneakers. The terrain in Maasailand is quite difficult, so we made sure to buy durable shoes that can withstand the many rocks and steep hills. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 6

AND each child received a brand new pair of shoes! This beautiful girl is trying on her new sneakers. The terrain in Maasailand is quite difficult, so we made sure to buy durable shoes that can withstand the many rocks and steep hills. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Because of your donations, these children received their school uniforms and went to school THE NEXT DAY. Some have never been to school because their families could not afford to pay for the uniforms. Some don’t even have families. We put school-aged children in school. This was most important for me. THANK YOU. 🙏| Because transparency is key, I will put a list of the names of all the children (not all pictured here), their ages, and what we did with the money (costs and everything) on my website soon! X (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 6

Because of your donations, these children received their school uniforms and went to school THE NEXT DAY. Some have never been to school because their families could not afford to pay for the uniforms. Some don’t even have families. We put school-aged children in school. This was most important for me. THANK YOU. 🙏| Because transparency is key, I will put a list of the names of all the children (not all pictured here), their ages, and what we did with the money (costs and everything) on my website soon! X (Maasailand | Kenya)


A Maasai elder helping a young girl try on her school uniform that we purchased with the fundraised money. Such a touching and gratifying moment. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 6

A Maasai elder helping a young girl try on her school uniform that we purchased with the fundraised money. Such a touching and gratifying moment. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Young queens. (Maasailand | Kenya)
Aug 5

Young queens. (Maasailand | Kenya)


Meet Nashipae (Nash-ee-pie). This beautiful young thing has endured a life I could not imagine a child enduring. Her father was an alcoholic and abusive towards her, her siblings and her mother. Her mother ended up committing suicide by poisoning herself, and her father banished the children from the home. Nashipae stayed with her uncle Jonathan, the founder of the Maasai Youth Outreach Organization. Because of the unfortunate circumstances, she was taken out of her old school and needed to be enrolled in a new one. The issue was her family could not afford to pay for a school uniform. Thanks to those who donated we bought her a new uniform, new notebooks, a school bag and pencils. This photo was taken on her first day at her new school. I took a gazillion photos of her and cried. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS. THEY CHANGED LIVES. More stories to come. 
Aug 1

Meet Nashipae (Nash-ee-pie). This beautiful young thing has endured a life I could not imagine a child enduring. Her father was an alcoholic and abusive towards her, her siblings and her mother. Her mother ended up committing suicide by poisoning herself, and her father banished the children from the home. Nashipae stayed with her uncle Jonathan, the founder of the Maasai Youth Outreach Organization. Because of the unfortunate circumstances, she was taken out of her old school and needed to be enrolled in a new one. The issue was her family could not afford to pay for a school uniform. Thanks to those who donated we bought her a new uniform, new notebooks, a school bag and pencils. This photo was taken on her first day at her new school. I took a gazillion photos of her and cried. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS. THEY CHANGED LIVES. More stories to come.