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.

Donor Testimonial: MAP Private Orphanage in Kerman – Khaneyeh Golha

Dear Friends, Two weeks ago I was in Kerman and MAP (and Nikgaman Jamshid, their sister organization in Iran) were kind to let me and my sister visit the orphanage home you donated to last Summer. Truly incredible moments; it was the
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MAP Private Girls Orphanage in Kerman – Khaneyeh Golha

We are pleased to share a video and pictures from our girls playing and doing artwork in their new home in Kerman. This private orphanage was established last year, thanks to the generosity of our donors. We thank everyone who contributed
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MAP HOPE SCHOOL & VOCATIONAL TRAINING in CAMBODIA

Our children hard at work during their final exams! With only $25/month you can empower a child with education and vocational training. Donate Now.
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Our community at Work

We are deeply grateful to the Association of Iranian American Professionals (AIAP) in San Diego & Qualcomm Employees for raising over $11,000 for MAP at their Walk/Run Fundraising Event.
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MAP in Cambodia

We are proud to announce that MAP's Vocational Training Program in Cambodia is the recipient of a Teacher Development Grant from USAID. Our teachers will be training in Vocational Teaching Skills such as Social Media Development, Electronic Repairs, Salon and
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MAP Board Visit in Iran

We are excited to share with you pictures from the recent Iran project site visits by Board Members Delfarib Fanaie & Maryam Naghipour, and Advisory Board Member Haleh Merat. During their trip, they visited several MAP projects including: Ahmad Hakam Elementary
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