Matanya's Hope

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Maasai women stand just outside of the table that display their colorful hand-crafted bead work to visitors of their village. The rectangular shaped clothes around their bodies are shukas, and are accompanied by leather or beaded belt. Women in the Maasai community do the majority of the labor, including building and repairing their homes, gathering firewood and water, rearing children, and cooking. This lifestyle begins when, at a young age (around 5th grade), they are sold into marriage and undergo Female Genital Mutilation. The woman is often given as a wife (up to the tenth wife a man has) in exchange for several cows.

Maasai women stand just outside of the table that display their colorful hand-crafted bead work to visitors of their village. The rectangular shaped clothes around their bodies are shukas, and are accompanied by leather or beaded belt. Women in the Maasai community do the majority of the labor, including building and repairing their homes, gathering firewood and water, rearing children, and cooking. This lifestyle begins when, at a young age (around 5th grade), they are sold into marriage and...
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