Some children are never given the opportunity to go to school, and many of those in school drop out before reaching the end of secondary school – especially girls. Child marriage, child pregnancy, female genital mutilation and child labor are major factors causing drop outs.
Maa Beadwork is a social enterprise that has been established by The Maa Trust, as a sustainable alternative livelihood to generate income for Maasai women and their families. Beading is the tribal art and talent of Maasai, who have been famed for their adornment for centuries.
The Integrated Community Healthcare Project (ICHP)
The Integrated Community Healthcare Project (ICHP) is a new project started by The Maa Trust in October 2019 to address Population, Health and Environment issues in the Maasai Mara Ecosystem.
During 2019, The Maa Trust team trained sixteen schools and seventeen communities in the Maasai Mara on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and menstrual hygiene management (MHM).
Our Projects in the Mara
The Maa Trust was created alongside conservancies to increase the benefits that go back to the local community from leasing their land for conservation. The trust focuses on women, youth and children so that they also receive benefits from conservancies.