In June 2005, MCEP received its first anonymous donation of $30,000 to fund the drilling of a well and we hit water in December 2005. A year later, in 2006, two additional wells were drilled – one in the
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In May and June, 2005, Maasai tribal members presented many cultural programs to area organizations including the Doylestown Rotary. Mike Scobey, Intelligencer Newspaper publisher and Rotarian, heard the story of the Maasai's desperate need for water. The newspaper published a front page story on the efforts of MCEP (Maasai Cultural Exchange Project), a
The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, feels incredibly fortunate to have survived a life-threatening automobile accident and wants to share life's blessings by giving the precious gift of water. The donor says that faith in God and family support have inspired the gift. This remarkable young person along with all the others who have shown concern for the needs of the Maasai will now make it possible for them to have water in their village. MCEP continues to fundraise for additional wells and education. Funding and completion of the film project also remains a priority. Along with Maasai leaders, Francis ole Sakuda and Daniel Salau, MCEP members are dedicated to documenting and perpetuating the story of the Maasai indigenous tribe to help their culture survive.