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Young elephant with their herd in the Maasai Mara Kenya

Development because of Wildlife.

Working towards a harmonious balance between conservation and sustainable human development in the Maasai Mara.

The Mara Ecosystem

Collaborating with local communities to identify and address areas of need since 2006.


women in social enterprises


girls graduated through Alternative Rites of Passage


people accessing clean safe rainwater


people accessed free quality mobile healthcare in their villages in 2021


graduates from Street Business School entrepreneurship training

The Maa Trust is a non-profit organization working together with community-owned wildlife conservancies in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. We work to increase the benefits of wildlife and conservation to Maasai families so that they appreciate and contribute to the protection of wild animals on their land.  

Rainwater Harvesting in the Maasai Mara

Rainwater Harvesting in the Maasai Mara

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The Maa Trust works in three thematic areas, prioritised by Maasai communities:

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News & Updates

There's always work to be done.

The Maasai say "Even the ostrich, with its long neck and sharp eyes, cannot see what will happen in the future."  Together, we continue to innovate and work towards sustainable development.

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