Our Vision

With sustainable living and environmental conscientiousness always in mind, and a focus on empowering the local community, we are working toward more access to healthcare and education. 

How We Started

When Lizzie founded Moyo, she wanted to bridge the gap between the resources of Seattle, her home, and Kenya, where she could see a vast unmet need. Having spent much time in Kenya, and following volunteer work in the Mugie Primary School, in combination with her desire to help a community she had fallen in love with, the seed of an idea was sewn. After long and careful discussion and deliberation with local charity/education/healthcare leaders, the idea of Moyo came slowly to light.

The Moyo Foundation is a strategically developed, project-based, humanitarian organization, aimed at supporting and bolstering existing programs and  coordinating a handful of new supportive projects (read about them here). We are hoping that small steps can be taken to achieve, in time, a greater quality of life for all.

Become a part of Moyo

The Moyo Foundation is born of love for humankind and a desire to make a difference in this very special part of the world.

Please read about the projects we are undertaking and sign up for our newsletter!

If you have questions or would like to find out how you can help, please email: lizzie@themoyofoundation.org.

Where We Work

The Moyo Foundation works primarily on projects based in the Laikipia region of Kenya, at Mugie Ranch and Conservancy.

Mugie is home to an innumerable population of wildlife like Cape buffalo, Elephants, Reticulated Giraffe, lion, leopard, and cheetah, the rare Grevy's Zebra and Jackson's Hartabeast, and many species of gazelle. Mugie is characterized by breathtaking savannah planes, thick bush of thorn trees and shrubs, and a large 100 acre dam, a setting for hundreds of species of birds - owls, weavers, sun-birds, lilac-breasted rollers, and many more.

Within this idyllic setting, there is the community that Mugie Ranch and Conservancy has built. Not only the men and women that help Mugie function, but their children as well. The Mugie School provides tuition to the children of Mugie employees, there are 150 in total, as well as 35 disabled school children brought to a nearby orphanage when abandoned by their families because of their disabilities. This vibrant community, a mixture of members of local tribes, is a diverse and burgeoning population.

As Mugie looks to the future, ideals of community engagement, responsible farming and tourism, and sustainable development, are top priorities and the Moyo Foundation strives to help Mugie achieve this.

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The Moyo Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organisation EIN: 30-0960723