Together we can empower our Maasai Mamas! Every support we get is absolutely precious!
The Mara Discovery Centre is fundraising for The Bead Factory Women Project.
Aim of the project
"Bead for Conservation" is a project aiming to create work opportunities for the marginalised Maasai Women in the Maasai Mara ecosystem. The Mara is the jewel in the crown of Kenya’s wildlife tourism and attracts thousands of Safari tourists every year.
Imagine, the village Aitong is situated on the northern border of the National Game Reserve and is surrounded by 6 private conservancies. Despite the substantial economic value of the reserve and those conservancies the residents are still critically limited to meagre incomes to their households. Consequently this has led to demographic changes affecting a population estimated at 5000 people living in Aitong. This project is a result of a restorative research to mitigate the gap between rising poverty and sustainable conservation. Women in this community are the most affected ones, often forced to mischievous practices such as logging, charcoal burning and brewing illicit alcohol due to the lack of regular incomes.
Why we need your support!
Every small amount donated towards the project will help us grow! With 15 USD we can buy 1/2 a KG of beads, more donations will help us to upgrade our small shop, build a nice workshop place for the mamas within the Mara Discovery Centre and allow the project to sustain itself.
You wish to support us? contact us on email@example.com or trough our facebook page: facebook.com/thebeadfactoryproject
Ashe | Thank you