The Lemong'o Project
In Rural Kenya
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$2 provides school lunch for one child for a month.
$4 covers the average costs for one patient at our annual medical clinic.
$25 pays for school tuition in the village school for one child for an entire year.
$130 pays a teacher's salary for an entire month
The Lemong’o Project is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the Maasai people of Lemong’o in rural Kenya through improvement of nutrition, access to education, health support, and employment opportunities.
The Lemong’o Project began with my life-long draw to Africa and my dream of helping the children there. In the summer of 2005 I visited for the first time to volunteer with a service group. Each year thereafter I returned to volunteer, and in 2007 my journey led me to the village of Lemong’o in rural Kenya. It is there that a powerful story about the spirit of giving began to unfold.
The giving began with the Maasai people of Lemong’o and their gifts to me—one of the first white people to ever visit their village. They warmly welcomed me into their homes, and their generosity and genuine friendship overwhelmed me. I was treated like a member of their families. Soon I knew that a piece of my heart would reside there.
Ravaged by years of drought and the weight of grinding poverty, the village’s needs were profound. I committed to help my African family, visiting for 4-6 weeks each summer to assist in whatever ways I could.
In 2009, I asked village leaders, together with community members, to prioritize their needs. Through this process, they identified improving nutrition, education, health and employment as their most important goals. Together with Emma, my fellow volunteer, we pooled our resources and funded a number of village projects in these areas.
I have returned each summer since and continued our work with the people of Lemong'o. My heart is filled with hope as I see the positive changes in the village.
Carolyn Tague, Founder of
The Lemong'o Project
The Lemong'o Project obtained non-profit status in 2011 and has been expanding and moving toward sustainability ever since.
Donations to The Lemong’o Project will sustain vital projects and help villagers not only survive but prosper.
The Manyatta Committee resides in the village of Lemong'o. The local residents who make up this committee oversee donations, projects, and goals for the village.
Volunteers are needed for everything from assisting with fundraising to updating social media. If you are interested in helping, please contact us.
Please contact us if your would like to be notified when we have fundraisers, send out a newsletter, need volunteers, or if you have any questions about The Project or donations.
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