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NEWS

(updated August-16-2014)
 
Here you will find current NEWS about our organization and our ongoing projects...

We support self aid projects in Maasai area.
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August-16-2014

Primary school Loiborsoit would like to continue the WFP supported meals project

After four years the Meals Project at the primary school Loiborsoit which was conducted by WFP (World Food Programme) officially expired end of March 2014. During this time, the primary school has received support in the form of food (corn and soybeans). With this more than 600 pupils got served a hot lunch that had been cooked in the school kitchen. From April to July, the project was continued with the help and support of private donors, but now it definitely faces its end. Therefore we are looking for potential supporters to cover the annual demand of 150 bags @100kg of maize 40 sacks @100kg of soybeans and 600 liters of cooking fat also in the future...
 

 

 

 

 

July-26-2014

Glimmer of hope for the Oloisuki project

It is a great desire of the village government Loiborsoit and of all involved Maasai women that the Oloisuki project will be continued. LIRDO (Loiborsoit Integrated Rural Development Organisation) and the village government have asked the Simanjiro district government for help. Together with representatives of the district government, they met up with the lawyer and author of the Internet publication "Oloisuki - A tale of biopiracy in the Maasai steppe, Tanzania" (document officialy withdrawn by EED). He was informed about all the activities that were required to implement the proposed project. In this regard, he was asked to evaluate the project in terms of biopiracy once again. Herewith, the blame-risk should be eliminated and thus the planned production and launch of the Oloisuki syrup in Switzerland could be continued...

 

 

 

July-06-2014

Pump house for solar water pump completed Thanks from Loiborsoit!

Since mid-May 2014, the Loiborsoit well runs by the new solar water pump. All villagers would like to thank you again for your support. For operating the new water pump, an agreement was negotiated with the village government. Enkaina-e-retoto and our Swedish partner organization "SSL" demanded to form a water committee by the village government to regulate the pumped volume and price of drinking water. Meanwhile, a fence was built around the installed solar panels to prevent damage due to free-range livestock. Also the pump house was completed according to plan...
 

 

 

 

 

June-22-2014

Honey from the Maasai Area

Far away from the major crop lands, where presumably the use of pesticides causes the globally occuring bee death - the bees in Maasai area still thrive in good living conditions. For centuries, the Maasai and other tribes have been using the honey of wild bees from the steppe. In some Maasai areas, the wild bee honey is still produced in the traditional manner: primitive beehives are hung up in the tree crowns and harvested. In a new aid project, we want to help the Maasai women to find a sustainable, bee-friendly way of producing and harvesting honey. Furthermore, they receive support to retail their honey at a fair price on farmer markets in Tanzania...
 

 

 

 

 

May-31-2014

Increasing wildlife - human conflicts in the Maasai Area

A sad incident recently occurred in the Maasai Area near Loiborsoit. The necessary killing of an aggressive elephant by officials of the Tanzanian National Park Authority TANAPA shows the steadily increasing conflicts between wildlife and human. This primarily can be attributed to the growth of population which entails settlements and agricultural use of areas along the borders with the National Parks (here: Tarangire)...

 

 

 

 

May-18-2014

Water well of Loiborsoit - Hooray, the new solar water pump is running!

The Maasai in Loiborsoit are very pleased that the new solar water pump could be installed according to plan. The solar panels donated by "TOP to TOP" were installed by the company "Enda Solar Ltd Arusha" in early May. Thanks to the successful Crowdfunding (www.wemakeit.ch) the environmentally friendly solar water pump could finally also be connected last week. In the Loiborsoit water well the water flows again! We thank all our supporters very much for the great help...

 

 

 

 

April-28-2014

New project idea in Secondary School of Emboret

During a privat stay of members of "enkaina-e-retoto" in Maasai area, our sponsored god-children at the secondary school in Emboret could be visited. Tina and Sonia (members of "enkaina-e-retoto") want to implement the new project idea at this secondary school. The aim of the new project is to improve extracurricular activities as well as the general situation (infrastructure, procurement of appropiate teaching materials etc.) for all pupils on this state secondary school in Maasai area...

 
 

 

 

 

 

April-12-2014

Crowfunding - Please spread the word...

The solar modules and water pump have been delivered to Loiborsoit and are ready to be installed. Together with a further call for donations (Crowdfundig on www.wemakeit.ch) we want to implement the installation this month...
 

 

 

 

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