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

Orpul – Strengthening the Body and Mind

A traditional strengthening ceremony for Maasai men in which friends and families gather in the bush and away from the bomas for a minimum of two weeks—this is known as Orpul. During Orpul, the Maasai eat large amounts of meat and drink a medicinal soup concocted from the roots and barks of a variety of … Continue reading Orpul – Strengthening the Body and Mind

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

Walking the Talk

Walking more than 60 kilometers over a steep, high-elevation landscape while carrying 30 kilograms of medical supplies on his head, Dr. Shemagembe’s first assignment was to reach remote villages suffering from a measles outbreak. Recently we entered Ngorongoro Conservation Area to meet with Dr. Shemagembe, an incredible individual who has been serving Maasai communities for … Continue reading Walking the Talk