Community Groups.

  • Namelok Osoit Laramatak Self Help Group.
  • Elerai Youth Football Club.
  • Olopololi lo Mayianat.
  • Esoit Pus Self Help Group.
  • Olkirenyi Ilmejooli Women Group.
  • Elerai Self Help Group.
  • Oloshaiki Women Group.
  • Naretoi Self Help Group.
  • Tetea Olorika.
  • Entonet Ilmejooli Welfare Association.
  • Kaliet Friends Group.
  • Frajasa School .
  • Nadupa Amboseli Self Help Group.
  • Angata Rangai Naserian Self Help Group.
  • Olmapitet Manhae Secondary School.
  • Ewang'an Self Help Group.
  • Orkina Olepo Group.

sam 1629 orig Located just 10 Kilometres from Amboseli National Park lives a community that has for a while now enjoyed the sweet benefits of arable land and access to water resources. The 20 members of Namelok Osoit Illaramatak Self Help Group are proud agriculturalists that have exploited the group structure to support one another in terms of access to funding and strengthening

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2 Registering in 2011 and consisting of 20 members, Elerai Youth Football Club is taking on the front row in the walk towards development in Loitoktok Sub County. Its members are young men (Morans) living within the Elerai Conservancy community. The group usually travel 5km to the neighbouring primary school to practice their skills in preparation for their games. The team

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img 2186 1 The group was established in 2013 as a women’s group and now has 15 members. It started as a “merry-go-round” system where by members would contribute cups, plates and spoons to each household meeting. Their main activity is beadwork, whereby they buy shukas and beads and design unique dresses to sell to nearby markets in Kimana and Rombo. As an

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5 Once a week, members of Esoit Pus Self Help Group join hands with communities living along the Nolturesh River to advocate for their right to access water, a commodity that is so central to the livelihoods of its members. Advocacy is just one of the tools that this group of 20 Maasai men use to ensure equitable access to sustainable

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2 The Ilmejooli Women Welfare Association is a constant reminder in Kajiado County of the role women can and do play in development. Consisting of 16 members, the group has taken the mantle of agriculture in Entonet region. It was registered in 2007 and has since enabled its members improve their lifestyles tremendously by providing a platform to access funding through

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4 Elerai Self Help group was established in 2009 following a drastic nationwide drought. The implications for the pastoralist members of Elerai were devastating, killing 90% of livestock. The group consists of 30 members and largely practice rain fed agriculture, producing corn, maize, potatoes and beans. The group also fatten and sell livestock, the proceeds of which are collected in a

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Oloshaiki Women Group Oloshaiki Women's group started in 2005 and currently has 21 members. The group is chaired by Jonah who is also the chair of the group ranch in Olandi. The group started with each member contributing 10 shillings and later increased to 100 shillings. With this money, the group bought one cow and one goat for fattening. They also engaged in

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1 This self help group was formed three years ago and currently has forty members. Their livelihoods revolve around agro and pastoral agriculture. This involves cattle fattening and crop farming on their seven acres of land. They farm tomatoes and onions which are sold to local markets in Mombasa and Nairobi. The profits they reinvest into buying cattle and goats for

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2 Olorika is one of the most arable lands in Loitoktok Sub County. Located roughly 17 Kilometres from Kimana Business Centre is a 13 members group of Maasai men and women that engage in livestock rearing to earn income. Tabolu Enkong’u Tadua Ewang’an Ang (TETEA) uses its influence in the community to advocate for social amenities in the area. The group

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1 The women’s group of Ilmejooli began with a small table banking structure to support its members. Initially each group member contributed ksh50, gradually increasing to ksh70 and this year reaching ksh100. This enabled the group to invest in an acre of farmland. After cultivating and selling the produce they have been able to expand to two acres, the proceeds of

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Kaliet Friends Group Kaliet group initially formed as a group of friends, all of whom wished to better themselves financially. The meaning of Kaliet is peace. They created the women's group in 2014 with a "merry-go-round" banking system in which each member contributed ksh1500 each month. The group currently has 12 members and invests their contributions into chicken rearing. Each member started with

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3 Frajasa school was constructed in 2014 and officially opened in 2016. The school currently has around 30 children aged between 3-5 years, many of whom walk long distances to reach to the school. The school employs one teacher, who manages to teach three classes in one classroom. The principle had visions of the school becoming a boarding school; however with

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3 Formed in 2013, the Nadupa Amboseli Self Help Group consists of fifteen members. The women's main activity is traditional Maasai bead work, which they sell to passing tourists visiting Amboseli National Park. The income generated is then split between the group to be spent on children’s school fees and other communal needs.

Some of the main challenges faced by Osiligi

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4 This group was formed in the year 2007 and currently consists of 240 members. Based in one of the most arid parts of Kenya, Kajiado, this group’s major challenge is water scarcity both for domestic use and agricultural use. However, a number of well-wishers and government organisations have stepped in to make life liveable for this group and the surrounding

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3 This school, located in the heart of Maasai land, is one of the most promising schools in the area. It towers high against odds such as the lack of appreciation for girls’ education and Moranism - a culture that lures young Maasai men to drop from learning institutions to become young warriors (morans). Having started eighteen months ago, with the aid

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2 Ewang'an Self Help Group is probably one of the most organized pastoralists' group in the Amboseli eco-system. Ewang'an is a Maasai name that means "light" and to this group of 25 members, the light never stops shinning for them. After the devastating 2009 nationwide drought that wiped almost 75% of their livestock, the group came together to seek alternative sources

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This group of 15 members was started in 2014 with the aim of pooling together their resources and strength to better their financial wellbeing. Among the activities that the group engage in, includes buying cows, fattening them and later selling them at higher prices as a way of income creation.

The women in the group also practice beadwork but only

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