THE MAASAI OF
NGORONGORONORTHERN TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA
Our project focuses on 8,000 Maasai people living inside UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
This region is a remote and vast area. It is a special place where wildlife coexists with the semi-nomadic Maasai people who still practice traditional livestock grazing.
The Maasai people are well adapted to living in harmony with nature. This group of people live completely off the land with no access to modern-day resources. They are proud of their rich culture and maintain the traditions and ways of life that have been practiced by their people for thousands of years.
The Maasai peoples’ spectacular home is breathtaking and at the same time, its location presents many challenges. Right now, they are struggling to find access to water. Most of the time the water that they are able to find is so dirty, it inflicts their family with cholera and other waterborne diseases. Once we learned these beautiful people were struggling with such a basic human right, we knew we had to help them solve it.