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.

Completion of MAP’s 4th School in Senegal

Completion of MAP’s 4th School in Senegal

We are excited to share pictures from completion of our 4th school in Senegal! Thank you for your contribution and generosity.
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An Evening of Art, Wine & Community
<b>Emergency Need:</b> 257 Heaters for Kindergartens/Preschool (RoostahMahd) in Sistan Baluchestan

Emergency Need: 257 Heaters for Kindergartens/Preschool (RoostahMahd) in Sistan Baluchestan

Emergency Need: 257 Heaters for Kindergartens/ Preschool (RoostahMahd) in Sistan Baluchestan It is with great sadness that we report the death of 3 beautiful pre-school girls in Zahadan, Sistan Baluchestan, Iran.Cause of their death was from fire due to malfunction...
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MAP Kermanshah Report

MAP Kermanshah Report

Thanks to your generosity we are pleased to share that our team on ground has distributed 1000 winter coats and hundreds of food baskets to children and families effected by the November 2018 earthquake in Kermanshah. In addition, this year we constructed two health...
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2018 Year-End Report

2018 Year-End Report

Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year! THANK YOU For Your Kindness & Generosity SUMMARY OF OUR WORK IN 2018 MAP Education Programs Our education programs are designed to build a pathway for children out of poverty. We establish,...
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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! THANK YOU FOR KEEPING THE MAGIC ALIVE IN SO MANY CHILDREN'S LIVES Thanks to your generosity over 2000 toys, food and hundreds of gift cards were distributed to impoverished children living in Northern California, including children and families...
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