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Dear friends of Oliveseed,

Barb Mackraz

2023 was an incredible year, as we were able to help more children, women, and communities than we thought possible one year ago. I'm appealing to you today to give generously in support of our work in 2024, to build on this momentum. Everything we do is possible because you, and we are so appreciative.

With our grassroots organization now ramped up in the Maasai Mara of Kenya, in 2023 we improved lives there by delivering quality School Libraries and Science Labs at the most marginalized schools... a self-sustaining solar-powered Women's Work Center providing income-generating micro-enterprises to local women for the first time... scholarships for education, the alternative to early forced marriage for girls... a solar-powered Purified Water Facility providing clean water to 1000s of people, dramatically reducing disease from drawing water from open pits shared with cattle...

We're going strong in Morocco too, with libraries in Amazigh villages as part of an initiative boosting literacy for rural women and basic education for their children. And our MLP Short Story Competition for rural youth recently evolved to a national level, elevating voices previously unheard.

We are reaching places where large NGOs can't, and we need your help in 2024. We are funded entirely by individual donations, and at our scale, your contribution makes a huge difference. Please contact me if you'd like to know more about or organization or our work.

~ With gratitude... Barb Mackraz, Founder & Executive Director


We have earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid GuideStar (their highest rating); have collaborated with the Peace Corps multiple times by invitation; have been vetted by Benevity, Bright Funds, and other corporate giving programs; and have earned grants from Rotary, Kiwanis, Africa Publishing Innovation Fund (for grassroots African organizations), and twice from the U.S. Embassy in Morocco. Oliveseed was founded in 2014 first as Morocco Library Project.

We are part of every community where we work.


If you'd prefer to give by check, please make it out to Oliveseed Foundation and mail to: Oliveseed, PO Box 60713, Palo Alto, CA 94306. 


We're also set up to receive stock donations. The process is easy, and we can guide you through. Contact us if you have any questions.


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