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About us
Tareto Maa is a grassroots project in Kenya, East Africa, whose objective is to empower the local community while eradicating the tradition of female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriages within the Maasai people.

The member of this Kiva group who is the spokesperson of Tareto Maa is Gladys Kiranto, the founder of Tareto Maa. All other messages on the message board reflect private opinions of the group members.

The messages on the group’s board should discuss the work of Tareto Maa, further topics that relate to child rights, women's rights, community development, and the fight against gender-based violence, and also, of course, Kiva-related topics of all kinds.

For further information about Tareto Maa, please join our page on Facebook: or visit us at This article describes why and how Tareto Maa was founded:

Location: Kilgoris, Kenya       Team website


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  • Veronica
    Veronica received a loan from Tom K. C. to pay tuition fees for her children.
    Tom K. C.
  • Hợi
    Hợi received a loan from Tom K. C. to purchase sand, cement, bricks and equipment to install a clean water system.
    Tom K. C.
  • Caroline
    Caroline received a loan from Berry to buy farm inputs to improve her living conditions and support her children's education.
  • Emily
    Emily received a loan from Berry to buy cereals to sell at her local market.
  • Alaa
    Alaa received a loan from Jeanne to buy sewing machine, yarns and fabrics.
  • Maggie
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    Maggie received a loan from Jeanne which helps our woman-run farm build a greenhouse to allow for all-season planting and sustainability.
  • Jesse & Alex
    United States
    Jesse & Alex received a loan from 2 team members which helps us with the final financial hurdles that stand in our way prior to opening our restaurant.
    Nancy and Jean Sara
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  • Amutha
    Amutha received a loan from Nancy and Jean to start a saree stone-work business by purchase of raw materials.
    Nancy and Jean

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