Summer 2018 News

The people Maasai Partners works with in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area have been facing numerous difficulties lately, many of which are due to a cholera epidemic. Mobility restrictions, market closures and suffering from the disease are just a few of the problems they face. We’re working to support local leaders who are working to improve … Continue reading Summer 2018 News

A Lack of Water

The subvillage of Sendui sits high above a sloping, expansive depression in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area near Alailelai. As in most Maasai villages of the same size, goat, cattle and sheep graze quietly on hillsides watched by their pastoralist owners, women cook or sit beading in groups and children help where they are needed or … Continue reading A Lack of Water

Returning to the Boma

The world within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area seems almost surreal. There is an inexplicable energizing quality to the rolling hills speckled with bomas. During Judy’s latest trip to Tanzania, the Maasai Partners crew was able to visit our service villages and connect with members of the Maasai community. As we headed out from Karatu early … Continue reading Returning to the Boma

Spring 2018 News

As seasons change, so does our work and staff in Tanzania. We recently saw three-year Program Director Kim La Reau wrap up her time in Tanzania and welcomed new staff members to our team in turn. We successfully gave out goats and are supporting further and further reaching healthcare initiatives in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. … Continue reading Spring 2018 News

Making connections

When she woke up parched in the middle of the night, Liz Reilly instinctively reached for the water bottle she had packed. The one, partially-filled bottle she had grabbed in the rush of packing for the village. The water that was to last her the next four days. “I would have to ask for a … Continue reading Making connections

Winter 2017 News

It might’ve been a time for hibernation in much of the western world these past few months, but in Tanzania Maasai Partners staff has been keeping busy. Founder Judy Lane and members of Sisters for Peace, a partner organization, visited our projects and stayed in the village in Ngorongoro. Our on-the-ground fellow, Kim La Reau, … Continue reading Winter 2017 News

Steering Her Own Life

Nolebonok, the second oldest in a family of five children, comes from a traditional Maasai family in Alchaniomelock village. In January of 2016, she became one of Maasai Partner’s newest sponsorship students. At 23 years old and with a 4-year-old daughter, she is what would be considered a non-traditional student in the US. She completed secondary … Continue reading Steering Her Own Life

Health is the Way to Make Life Good

This guest blog was written by Mbekure Metemi, director of AMSO, one of our partner organizations.  After many months of planning and coordination, AMSO and several other organizations conducted an eye clinic in December. The clinic relied on the supervision and connection of a number of NGOs within Ngorongoro division—including AMSO, NDI, Kiretono Resource Organization and … Continue reading Health is the Way to Make Life Good

A visit from the Sisters for Peace

Every person has a story to tell, and many stories can be used as a catalyst for change. NCN fellows and Judy recently had the opportunity in Karatu to host five inspirational women from the Northeast. The ladies, led by Sisters for Peace Founder Caroline Wheeler, are all affiliated with the organization, which empowers, educates … Continue reading A visit from the Sisters for Peace

Taking chai with the Maasai

  In a whirlwind of Maasai stoves, networking and chai, NCN Founder Judy just made her first visit of the year. As someone who gives a lot of her time, money and energy to a lot of Tanzanians, Judy’s time is in high demand when she’s here, but we were able to accomplish a lot … Continue reading Taking chai with the Maasai