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

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

Opportunities for All

At the Faraja Center for young mothers and at risk girls, the day begins with a song. As the young women complete their morning exercises they fill the air with call and response, one lead singer questioning and the rest of the group answering. The Faraja Center is a temporary residence and vocational training program … Continue reading Opportunities for All

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

The Importance of Education

As we walked up to Tumaini Junior School recently, students were running around celebrating the end of examinations and the start of the Easter holiday. The Maasai Partners team was visiting our sponsored students at the school during Judy’s most recent visit to Karatu. The six students sponsored by Maasai Partners were about to return … Continue reading The Importance of Education

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

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

Impressions of the Boma

Hours from what is typically considered civilization, in the midst of a vast landscape on the edge of several craters, among people whose ways have hardly changed over the course of several centuries—staying in the boma is almost like stepping back in time. This past fall, Maasai Partners staff and members of partner organization Sisters … Continue reading Impressions of the Boma

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

The Roots of a Founder

Seven years ago, Judy Lane made a decision that would not only change her life trajectory but set in motion the workings of a partnership that would grow into the full-on nonprofit organization that is now Maasai Partners. Many of you have read her short bio, but we wanted to learn a little more in … Continue reading The Roots of a Founder