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 uplift the Maasai community through three fundamental pillars: ensuring clean water access, fostering education, and preserving the rich heritage of Maasai culture that stretches back since the beginning of time. We believe every Maasai person should have access to clean water & education for their ancient culture to survive. Our humanitarian programs are guided by a council comprising 15 Maasai traditional chiefs from Kenya and Tanzania.

To date, MCV has achieved a significant milestone by successfully providing clean water to over 70,000 Maasai people. This accomplishment is a stepping stone toward sustaining the livelihoods of the Maasai people. MCV also launched the Maasai Education Center—a visionary legacy initiative driven by the Maasai. This center not only celebrates Maasai ancient culture but will also create employment opportunities within the tourism sector. MCV is committed to supporting the Maasai community to become self-reliant while preserving their ancient heritage for generations to come.

MCV Programs

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 

Meet Our Team

Jessica Censotti

President, MCV USA & Kenya
MCV Founder

Bruce Nieman

Vice President, MCV USA

Elizabeth Kocek

Administrative Assistant
Secretary, MCV USA

Chief Ole Sontika Melok

Board Member, MCV Kenya
Maasai Chief Council Chair

Daniel Toninio

Logistic Coordinator, MCV Kenya

Khurshid Qureshi

Director of International Relations

Tammy Beard 

Treasurer, MCV USA

Khalif Price 

Board Member, MCV USA
Education Committee Chair

Namoindi Tumeki Leposo

Maasai Culture Committee Chair, MCV Kenya

Lesley Etherly

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

Kim Wooten

Board Member, MCV Kenya

Margaret Nasau Moitallel

Health Coordinator, MCV Kenya

Eileen Censotti

Board Member, MCV Kenya

Contact Us

Do you have questions?

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