Olmalaika Home

The mission of OLMALAIKA HOME is to host and protect girls who are at risk of female genital mutilation and/or infant marriage, providing a warm and loving environment;

Promoting respect and appreciation for their peers, teachers, leaders and culture, enabling them to be a generation of educated, productive, respected and valued young women.

Although female genital mutilation has been banned in Kenya since 2001, most of the semi-nomadic tribe girls such as Maasai and Samburu are still suffering this painful and damaging ritual.

Female genital Mutilation (FGM) is the cutting or ritual removal of some or all external female genitals.

Their stories…

“I was 8 years old when I was circumcised and then I married a man of 60 years.
At night he was trying to have sex with me, but I was too close, so he used a stick to enlarge me…
When I could, I ran away, so when it wasn’t around, it tied me to the trees and poles at night so I couldn’t leave. “

I Had to marry a 58-year-old man in Tanzania. On my wedding day I started screaming and a passerby put me on his bike and took me to safety, so he contacted the head of the village.
I feel rejected by my father, my mother and my older siblings for agreeing to a 58-year-old man to marry me.
Thanks to Olmalaika home, I’m getting my education in September 2015. “

My brother was getting married and where I live, it’s part of our culture to give gifts to the family of your “future wife.” Since he had nothing to give he gave away me. I was only 7 years old “

I have six brothers and my mother is a widow.
I was only 5 years old when my family made the decision to circumcised me and had already paid the dowry to
the future husband. “

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The Olmalaika Home