Our Projects

Helpful Projects for Our Community Making a Positive Difference

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It is important for organized Maasai women to establish criteria and priorities for action. In the long run, that they learn this, and consider it their great responsibility will be a source of durability and strength for them. However, the organization did not get started in the abstract. Listed here are projects and efforts having obvious value to the community, that can serve a good thing to do, good things that are consistent with the work towards the long-term issues, and the methods to achieve them.

Income from Maasai women’s cultural artifacts
Solar and Stove Home and Health Improvement Project

Solar energy, renewable and plentiful, can be collected by solar panels on Maasai home roofs. Maasai houses are dark inside. The situation has hindered and affected people in terms of their protection and safety at night and forces them to light fires at night when light is needed.

School children do not have the light to study at home when they are asked to do homework. Solar powered light will help solve many challenges in rural Maasai villages.

Women are the owners of the house and repair it in many ways traditionally. By installing a chimney stove in women's houses, smoke is reduced and firewood need is cut more than half, saving about 12 hours a week of menial labor. Smoke in homes is a serious cause of illness, especially for children.

We are fortunate that in the Maasai regions in north-central Tanzania there is a project that has been installing safe chimney stoves eliminating almost all smoke, and installing solar powered electric light in Maasai family settlements.

The Project is called Maasai Stoves and Solar and is mounted by the International Collaborative for Science, Education, and the Environment, Tanzania, ICSEE-T. ICSEE-T is dedicated to developing collaborative relationships with organizations in the region and that includes MWBT, bringing stoves and solar systems to a new region of Maasai life.

Income from Maasai women’s cultural artifacts
Income from Maasai women’s cultural artifacts

Maasai women have traditional and even ancient knowledge and skills to make the attractive things they proudly wear. There are tourists travelling in the regions where Maasai live. There are many people already helping Maasai women get income by adapting their jewelry and ornamentation to tourists’ taste, but the women of the villages that will be the focus of MWBT activities are off the pathways where income is best possible.

The MWBT will help women get connected to the markets that are a bit distant, and create income possibilities, overcoming the difficult logistics that impeded this now.

Solar and Stove Home and Health Improvement Project
Introducing rainwater collection technology

Long-term, permanent solutions that bring clean, safe water to homes and institutions are essential Collecting clean rain is not one of those final solutions, since rain is seasonal at best end less and less predictable. But there is no doubt that rain collection technology should be set up where ever it is practical.

It is not a time to wait. Where there are structures with roofs that can be adapted to rain collections, MWBT will, whenever possible, get the design done and add the plumbing and tanks that collect and protect clean water.

Small-scale farming Project
Small-scale farming Project

The organization has started a small-scale farming project to empower groups of women with agricultural inputs so that they can produce food both for business and to eliminate hunger in their family. There is an increasing understanding globally about how increasing quantity and quality of food that can be achieved as climate changes.

There is good reason to share this learning with Maasai women and therefore empower them as food producers even though the scale of their productive plots are small. he organization connects women with theses new understandings, and helps them realize good practice in their villages. MWBT provides the funds needed for trying special seeds and seedlings

House Roofing Project
House Roofing Project

This is a project to help women with limited means to have a better home. Often, people with little resources don’t imagine life improvements they have not seen. But many Maasai women who are living in cramped, uncomfortable huts have seen the three-room houses that can be built if only they had the metal sheets for the roof.

When and where MWBT finds women in their organizations understanding the better living in the three-room house, and they have the way to find all the other local materials needed for construction, we will find funds for provident the metal roofing when we can. Maasai women are the ones who do the major work of building their houses and they leap at the chance to live in better, more comfortable homes.

Small-scale farming Project
Building Toilets in schools and Government clinics

Toilets in schools and government clinics in isolated villages are a huge problem, especially for young women experiencing menstruation, and needing privacy, advice and respect.

MWBT will work with women teachers and parents to keep it on the agenda, will allocate some of its resources to building toilets and will collaborate with other organizations that put this important issue forward,