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Our favorite charity is a small nonprofit grassroots program operating in Maasai tribal lands, which spans portions of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. This grassroots program helps farmers, mostly women, with a revolving fund to start small group projects and improve existing ones. Funds are divided among 28 groups of women who have started poultry, goat, and financial cooperatives. The women are learning to earn money and save, rather than borrow at high rates -- their cultural norm. The program also helps with other kinds of education. They make bricks locally, and currently have a goal of building one or two classrooms per year, 97 miles (157km) from Arusha city, Tanzania. 

The charity listed is a separate unaffiliated entity.