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 basic resources 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. We develop our programs to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our core values and operations align with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).