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.

Q&A – MAP’s Charitable Work in Iran

Q&A – MAP’s Charitable Work in Iran

Q. Can MAP legally send funds to Iran under the current sanctions?A. Yes. MAP holds a valid OFAC license from the U.S. Treasury Department. which gives us permission to legally transfer up to $1.5 million in funds raised in the...
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ABC7 donors help ‘Moms Against Poverty’ nonprofit expand services

ABC7 donors help ‘Moms Against Poverty’ nonprofit expand services

By Cheryl JenningsSAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --We have a wonderful update for you on a story we brought to you last December about a very ambitious charity helping Bay Area children. It's called the "Moms Against Poverty" program, or MAP for short.It's helped thousands of children,...
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MAP in the News Oct 05, 2018 – ABC Channel 7 Bay Area News

MAP in the News Oct 05, 2018 – ABC Channel 7 Bay Area News

MAP in the News October 05, 2018, ABC Channel 7 Bay Area News We are excited to share that MAP's Nutrition Outreach and Hygiene Programs will be showcased on ABC7 Bay Area News by Cheryl Jennings for a second consecutive year. After...
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<b>ART BRIEF IV:</b> IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY SAN FRANCISCO, DEC 1-2

ART BRIEF IV: IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY SAN FRANCISCO, DEC 1-2

ADVOCARTSY presents its fourth public initiative of a multi-artist show entitled ART BRIEF IV: IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY SAN FRANCISCO and thus expands its efforts to Northern California. ADVOCARTSY is proud to collaborate with Moms Against Poverty (MAP) as its official community...
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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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