BE THE CHANGE
We, Together, Will Support a Better World
WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE
FGM. Child Marriage. Loss of female education. Lost hope.
A vicious cycle that keeps females down, and men down with them. Ultimately her nation, and the world.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Apologue has partnered with The Hiari Project to fund the high school education of girls in Maasai Villages.
In exchange, the girl is spared FGM and child marriage.
WHAT IS FGM?
FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation. It is rooted in gender inequality, attempts to control women’s sexuality, and mistaken ideas about what purity, modesty, and beauty really mean. Poverty, tradition, and ignorance play a large part.
FGM is done with crude tools and no anesthesia. Adverse health effects are many and can be quite serious. There are no known health benefits.
WHY WE DO IT
Research has proven that the fastest way to help all mankind is to uplift girls and women.
These girls are desperately looking for help and a way out. They are often wed to older men who can afford the dowry. Their childhood and education ends. They will work hard and have little, if any human rights.
Their families are struggling to provide for them. They can’t afford to pay for their schooling. However, if the girl undergoes the customary FGM, a prerequisite for a humble marriage, the parents will get a small dowry. This spares the parents from feeding her and helps them in their struggle to feed the other children and themselves.
THE MISSION OF THE HIARI PROJECT
In Kiswahili “Hiari” translates into the ‘option to choose’. At the Hiari Project they work with Maasai girls living in impoverished areas where school is not an option for them. They give them the choice of an education and to not become a victim of FGM and child marriage. Through sponsorships and donations they fund and oversee their school career and their safety. Every cent goes directly to support the girl. Not a penny given goes to overhead, which is funded through separate means.
By sending a Maasai girl to school, her family is willing to forgo FGM and child marriage. She’s seen as a more valuable wife. By the time she leaves school she will be an educated adult, able to make her own decisions for her body and marriage.
THE WOMAN BEHIND THE HIARI PROJECT
One woman, a photojournalist and location scout for the film industry found herself in Kenya. There she saw the great need of the local people.
With heart and eyes open she watched, consulted with the them, and was moved to be the change. She started small with what she could personally afford, and so it went as she traveled on.
Christine “Buzz” Busby has had the humility to listen, the compassion to care, and the commitment and courage to serve.
Apologue could not be happier to help. Thank you, Buzz.
Your Inner Beauty is uplifting.
Want to be the change?
Purchase Apologue Intuitive Perfumes and visit The Hiari Project at https://thehiariproject.org/
Learn more about individual girls, with hopes and dreams, and choose who you want to help.
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