Saving for a home
Helen, from the Maasai community in Kenya, has big ambitions for her family. The 30-year-old mother of three wants to educate her children, earn more from her beadwork and build a house to replace the traditional, single-room mud home where her family lives now.
She’s taking small steps to make it all happen, including saving every Kenyan shilling she can for housing materials. When her house is built, Helen said, “I will feel good. I imagine a big house with several bedrooms, a sitting room, a bathroom and a kitchen.”
The Maasai community where Helen lives began working with Unbound in 2017. They started with 25 families and 10 elders. At this writing, there were 10 more children waiting for a sponsor. Recognized worldwide for their rich culture, the Maasai are a pastoral people who live in the East Africa regions of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They’re known for their artistry, especially their intricate beadwork, distinctive dress and hunting skills.