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Maasai Girls of Kenya

Supporting Global Humanitarian Efforts

Dr. Andrew Lustig ND is a Naturopathic Doctor with a practice in New Mexico. Each year we donate herbal products to Dr. Lustig as he travels the world to follow what he calls “his true calling as a humanitarian.”
As he allies himself with multiple non-profit organizations, he has offered his medical expertise in areas like Nepal, Peru, Haiti, Kenya, Nicaragua and East Africa. He works to help the impoverished with what Americans would consider standard healthcare as well as treatment of many major diseases.

One of the programs in which Dr. Lustig is involved with today is a partnership with Jamii Moja, a 501© 3 non-profit organization serving the village of Maji Moto, Kenya. By building classrooms, educating children, aiding in sanitation projects, promoting wildlife preservation, providing clean cooking fuel, and developing medical clinic improvements they seek to support a sustainable village.
One specific cultural practice within the village which Dr. Lustig and Jami Moja seek to change is the harmful act of female genital mutilation. Protecting the girls of Maji Moto through rescue shelters and promoting other rites of passage which are safe to young girls is one of their primary missions.

If you would like to donate to this cause, you can do so through their website.

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