Indigenous peoples play a crital role in implementing the UN sustainable development goals. Maasai communities have a holistic approach to living in nature and protecting the planet that has been passed down through generations. They have a symboitic relationship to the environment; living in balance with the ecosystems, and are able to implement sustainable land-use management plans based on Traditional Knowledge to protect the critical ecosystems and biological diversity that support the livelihoods of the people, birds, and wildlife.
MCV has been working with the Maasai to improve livelihoods and safeguard their Traditional Knowledge for almost 15 years. MCV is eager to support Kenya’s President, Dr. William Ruto’s movement by continung to work with the Maasai to restore the ecosystems by planting medicinal and fruit trees, as well as support Maasai community gardens for food security.
With your support, MCV will support Maasai women in growing trees and community gardens providing a win-win situation for ecological restoration and economic empowerment for Maasai women.