SAE Colorado Chi Paddy Murphy 2018

This year, SAE Colorado Chi is partnering with Arrive in Kenya and Naretoi Empowerment Hands (NEH) to help support Maasai artisan mothers struggling to survive. These mothers have no stable source of income and have between 5 and 7 kids each. In other words, their kids are currently starving because they have no way to feed them and their traditional ways of life are impossible because of globalization and privatization. 

Arrive in Kenya is working with NEH to build a facility to do two things: 
1) For the women to be able to produce handmade products and then connect those products to a global market. And
2) To host volunteers who can work in the community, the local school, and hospital, while also training the women in topics ranging from personal finance to health practices.

For the women to be able to work, there needs to be a facility for them to work in with equipment, etc.
So while we are developing the products to sell and researching what products would be most viable in the US for the women to make we are also fundraising for the construction of a few buildings, which include:

1) A community center for the women to learn life skills in (personal finance, etc.), congregate with other community members, interact with our volunteers, and for volunteers to hang out.
2) A workshop for the women
3) A stockroom for supplies
4) A sanitary facility (restrooms and showers)
5) Dorms for volunteers to stay while doing outreach in the Maasai Community. - these volunteers will be teaching the above-mentioned life skills
6) Solar panels for the workshop to be powered
7) A small wifi tower that is necessary for processing orders, etc.

Meet the women in the link below:
  • Salvatore Giovannotto 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 48 mos
  • Diana Vargas-Gable 
    • $25 
    • 49 mos
  • Chuck Victor 
    • $100 
    • 49 mos
  • Colorado Chi Chapter SAE 
    • $4,000 
    • 50 mos
See all


Henry Volkmer 
Boulder, CO
ARRIVE in Kenya 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.