Kajiado County is located adjacent to the Capital City of Kenya, Nairobi. The landscape consists of beautiful plains, valleys and volcanic hills. Vegetation is scarce in low altitude areas and increases in higher altitude making it one of the few natural wildlife habitats in Kenya. Kajiado County, like many counties in Kenya, is water stressed where community members sometimes find themselves covering an average of 10km (6.2 miles) in search of water.
The Maasai people have been described as the community that has held to its cultural practices the longest despite civilization. Their culture has promoted both positive and negative aspects which have specifically put girls at a disadvantage. Given an option, a Maasai man would educate his son and offer his daughter for marriage. The Kenya and Demographic Health Survey (2014) reports that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) among the Maasai is at seventy-three percent. This has negatively affected the performance of girls in both academic and other development areas.