We empower Maasai women to find safe and sustainable ways to make a living and support each other along the way.

Due to poor opportunities, neglect and poverty in rural communities, Maasai women move to Arusha to earn money selling jewellery but they face significant hardship. 

They work with dishonest middlemen who retain significant profits, lack funds to purchase beads, and have difficulty finding a stable platform to sell goods.  They are often very isolated, homeless or living in unsanitary conditions and face language and cultural barriers. They remain in Arusha in continued hope of relieving family poverty in their home community.

FWP is empowering Maasai women in Arusha through the creation of a beading network that provides a fair and reliable platform to reach their true earning potential.

The Maasai Beading Network enables the women to maintain their connection to culture and community, build a network of support with each other as well as to produce and sell jewellery and earn a fair income. 

Donate now to support these women

Make a donation to help Maasai women lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of economic hardship. 

$150 will buy enough materials for a woman to kick start a small beading business, feed her kids and pay their school fees. 

  $20 will buy materials to make up to 10 items, which she will be able to sell and generate enough to feed her kids for two months.              

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