OUR STORY


In 1999, Delfarib Fanaie and her husband Farshid Samsami traveled to the country of their birth, Iran, with the intent of adopting a child. The journey lasted several years as they adopted not one but three children. Their travels took them to various orphan care centers in Tehran where they witnessed first-hand the needs of many children.

During their last trip, while they were adopting their third child, a young girl, by the name of Sepideh, came to Delfarib and asked her “why can’t you take me with you…WHY NOT ME?”

MAP was founded so that
no child has to say,
“WHY NOT ME?”Our Goal

Stirred by this experience, with no way to respond to this young beautiful girl, Delfarib knew that her life would never be the same. She became determined to inspire friends, family and co-workers to get involved in the plight of impoverished children.


MAP was launched in 2008 by a group of such individuals, who believe that, every child deserves a chance to thrive in this world regardless of where they are born. MAP was born with the goal that so that no child has to say, “WHY NOT ME?”

The kindness and humility of forsaken children has taught us to look at the world as one, remembering that all children, regardless of where they are born, deserve a chance to grow and reach their potential.

Since 2008 MAP has grown into a network of like-minded individuals with the belief and conviction that every act of kindness, no matter how small, can radically change the life of a child.

MAP’s Work in Iran

MAP’s Work in Iran

https://youtu.be/ByNjXxYJi3kDear Friends,I am pleased to share this video from my most recent visit to Iran. During this trip, I visited our Orphanage and Vocational Training Center in Kerman, the Roostahmahd and Health Clinic construction site in Kermanshah, School and Library...
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In Memory of <b>Floria</b> Hakimi 🖤

In Memory of Floria Hakimi 🖤

Today, we are mourning the sudden and tragic death of our friend and colleague Floria Hakimi, and her son Navid Hakimi. Floria was a self-less, caring and passionate humanitarian. She dedicated her life to her family and humanity. Her love and positive energy impacted so many...
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MAP Community Outreach & Education Program Presentation at UNICEF​

MAP Community Outreach & Education Program Presentation at UNICEF​

We are excited to share pictures from Meeting of the UNICEF Provincial Committee on Women’s and Children’s Rights in Cambodia. In this meeting, MAP Cambodia's Community Outreach and Education Programs were presented as an example and role model for other...
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A letter from our President, Delfarib Fanaie

A letter from our President, Delfarib Fanaie

Dear Friends, One day, many years ago, I responded to the soul's natural and innate ability and tendency to expand in all-embracing love and sharing for all, going beyond my needs, my family, my time, and my world. Today, with...
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Empowering Girls With Vocational Training in Cambodia

Empowering Girls With Vocational Training in Cambodia

We are excited to share pictures of our new weaving class at HOPE School & Vocational Training Center in Cambodia. Learning silk weaving in particular allows these young girls to take part in an important Khmer tradition and culture. The...
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​MAP School Site Visit

​MAP School Site Visit

We are excited to share pictures from our Advisory Board Member's (Mehrdad Elie) site visit of MAP constructed school in the village of Toolash, Ardebil.  Special thanks to, Mehrdad and Neda Elie for their generous donation sponsoring the name of this school,...
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