About MCV

Founded in 2009, My Chosen Vessels (MCV) is a 501(c)(3) Organization in the USA & a registered NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Kenya. Our mission is to empower Maasai people through our water, education and culture conservation initiatives. We believe every Maasai person should have access to clean water & education for their ancient culture to survive. Our programs are led by a Maasai Chiefs Council which consists of 15 traditional Maasai chiefs spanning Kenya and Tanzania.

MCV is granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. MCV develops its programs to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We participate in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) to advocate for Maasai human rights, including their right to clean water access and education.

MCV is a registered 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Not-For-Profit in the USA. Our Tax-Exempt #45-3072199. Make a tax-deductible donation today.

MCV is a registered NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Kenya to conduct business professionally and transparently between the USA and Kenya.

MCV clean water & education programs are developed to assist the Maasai people in protecting their heritage. Our programs are led by 15 traditional Kenyan and Tanzanian Maasai cultural chiefs, and is supported by Maasai staff and volunteers. Our programs are community-driven and managed by the Maasai leaders.

MCV works closely with our partners to develop programs that have an incredible impact on the Maasai communities. Learn more about our partners who have contributed to make MCV humanitarian work possible. Learn More Here 

MCV Programs


Meet Our Team

Jessica Censotti

President, MCV USA & Kenya
MCV Founder

Elizabeth Kocek

Administrative Assistant

Chief Ole Sontika Melok

Board Member,
​MCV Kenya

Leposo Saidimu

Program Director,
​MCV Kenya

Khurshid Qureshi

Board Member,

Bruce Nieman

Board Member,

Kim Wooten

Board Member
MCV Kenya

Namoindi Tumeki Leposo

Maasai Culture Committee Chair

Noah Mokoi Murero

Board Member
MCV Kenya

John Mosoito Mokoi

Logistic Coordinator,
​MCV Kenya

Derek Enrich

Board Member,

Eileen Censotti

Board Member,
​MCV Kenya

Khalif Price 

Education Committee Chair

Ericka Smith

Education Committee Member

Lesley Etherly

Maasai Culture Committee Member

Sarah Lester

Social Content Creator

Contact Us

Do you have questions?

Email Us: Hq@Mychosenvessels.com
Call Us: (844) 628-1414