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

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

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

Holiday Catalog 2017

The end of 2017 is rapidly approaching, but there’s still time to make a tax-deductible donation to Maasai Partners in 2017! Our projects improve life not only on an individual, but a wider-reaching level. Whether four goats grow an entire family’s herd, an efficient stove drastically improves air quality while saving all the women in … Continue reading Holiday Catalog 2017

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

What’s in a name?

For Maasai and for any Tanzanians, for that matter, Ngorongoro is a name that simply rolls off the tongue. For those who aren’t familiar with the Ngorongoro Crater or Ngorongoro Conservation Area, however, it’s not so simple to pronounce or remember. As NCN continues to grow as an organization and expand its outreach to Maasai … Continue reading What’s in a name?

Welcoming a new board member

When Sisters for Peace Founder Caroline Wheeler visited NCN’s projects on the ground in Tanzania, she was instantly hooked. She was so hooked, in fact, that NCN’s staff knew straight away they needed her high interest and expertise. She readily agreed to join our board shortly after arriving home. NCN is joyed to welcome such … Continue reading Welcoming a new board member