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

Bruce Nieman

Vice President, MCV USA

Elizabeth Kocek

Administrative Assistant
Secretary, MCV USA

Leposo Saidimu

Program Director, MCV Kenya

Chief Ole Sontika Melok

Board Member, MCV Kenya
Maasai Chief Council

Namoindi Tumeki Leposo

Maasai Culture Committee Chair, MCV Kenya

Lesley Etherly

MCV Board Member, USA
Maasai Culture Committee Chair, MCV USA

Tammy Beard 

Treasurer, MCV USA

Khurshid Qureshi

Director of International Relations

Khalif Price 

Board Member, MCV USA
Education Committee Chair

Kim Wooten

Board Member, MCV Kenya

Eileen Censotti

Board Member, MCV Kenya

Sarah Lester

Social Content Creator

Contact Us

Do you have questions?

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