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1-Year Scholarship for a Girl to Attend Secondary School

$500- $1,000

Includes tuition, room and board. Prices vary depending on the school for which the girl qualifies.

Hire a Pre-School Teacher for 1 Year


A teacher's salary for 1 year.

Protect a Spring


Protect a natural occurring spring to provide safe drinking water to a community.

Build a Pre-School Classroom


Brand new classroom building with a dedication plaque. Early primary classes may have 80-100 students per class. New classrooms are desperately needed to relieve crowding.

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Would your school, civic group, or church like to raise money for an MAO project?

If you live within 100-mile radius of Tidewater Virginia, we could help you organize a fundraiser featuring a multimedia presentation of our programs in Kenya and the sale of authentic African fair-trade crafts.


Contact us by email for more details about how you can help.

Hold a Fund-Raising Event: 

Buy Some of Our Fair-Trade Crafts

Shop at the Dream Shop at Eastern State Hospital

The Dream Shop is a gift shop at Eastern State Hospital that is staffed and managed by the patients with guidance from Laura Dollieslager. They sell fair trade craft items from Kenya and Guatemala. Profits from the shop are used to support MAO Kenya projects and a community-based school in Guatemala. By working as staff and volunteers at The Dream Shop, patients can engage with the public and be part of a project that is improving lives in distant parts of the world, as well as building occupational and customer interaction skills.


Eastern State Hospital Administration Building, 4601 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Hours of operation: Tuesday - Friday from 12-5 PM


Office 757/208-7298
Dream Shop 757/208-7330 (open to the public 12:00 - 5:00 Tuesday through Friday)





Here Are the Costs for Some of Our Projects

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Here are the costs for some of our projects

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