Maasai women craft one of a kind, intricate pieces of beadwork that represent crucial components to the Maasai’s rich heritage. Already skilled craftswomen, they lack only the space, equipment, supplies, and business strategy to earn larger profits for themselves and their families. MCV will train the women in entrepreneurial skills, and new beading and sewing techniques to increase their skills to make a variety of products that will sell to a global market.
The Maasai women we are working with did not receive a formal education or vocational training, therefore the women are excited to be trained and have this opportunity to sell their own handmade products. This will provide the opportunity for Maasai women to create a global market selling products, increase their skill set, and lead their own revenue-generating activities to increase their income to support Maasai families.