Obstacle to Education in Kenya–Female Genital Mutilation

Ninety-three percent of Maasai and Samubur girls go through a mandatory ritual of having their clitoris cut off at puberty, signifying their transition from childhood to adulthood. It also means they have to discontinue school and are married off, some as young as 11, 12 or 13 years old!  Ending the practice of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM) allows young girls to stay in school and postpone marriage until they have finished at least high school.

Not only are there emotional and physical consequences with FGM, there are serious health risks, such as shock, hemorrhage, HIV/AIDS, damage to the urethra resulting in urinary incontinence, infection and severe scar formation, dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse), infertility, and death. There is a Kenyan law in place that prohibits FGM, but it is rarely enforced. It is the goal of Desert Rose Ministries to stop FGM, early forced childhood marriage and send girls to school. Please consider being a part of Desert Rose Ministries and help these girls. Click on the donations button on the right, in the quantity box, fill in the amount you wish to give. Please consider being a monthly sponsor for a girl.  You will be saving a life and will be blessed. All donations are tax deductible.

Forever His servant and yours,

Teresa June

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