MANDO ~ Matonyok Nomads Development Organization MANDO is a young, rapidly growing non-profit NGO addressing huge challenges in the southern Rift Valley of Kenya.
Its nomadic, pastoral Maasai people face such a severe drought that they are forced to become more agriculturally based.
Matonyok Nomads Development Organization MANDO is dedicated to improving the tomorrows of Maasai pastoralist, nomadic communities in Kenya. Matonyok is a Maasai word meaning working together for success. It is based on the concept of a community deciding to help itself. This is how MANDO addresses its goals of achieving more secure livelihoods and reducing vulnerability to poverty. Once this process starts, it becomes very powerful.
Learn more by visiting their website mando-maasai.org
Simien Mountains Mobile Medical Service asbl The aim of the Simien Mountains Mobile Medical Service is to deliver essential medical care at no cost to remote villages in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia.
A qualified Ethiopian nurse with medical equipment and supplies will travel from village to village giving general medical care, providing health education and teaching basic first aid, as well as referring patients to specialists in the nearest hospital and providing follow up care.
This is a UK Registered Charity who aim to raise awareness about the plight of children living on the streets and in the slums in areas of urban and rural poverty in Kenya; and to raise money to support projects to meet their needs.
Volunteer Opportunities in Africa Volunteer 4 Africa is a non profit organisation that encourages people to support the work of voluntary organisations either directly or by providing aid in the form of equipment and supplies. If you are interested in volunteering and making a real difference next time you travel then you should visit this website first. You could also help by delivering supplies to a worthy cause.
The School of St Jude, Arusha, Tanzania “Fighting Poverty Through Education” In February 2002, Gemma Sisia (nee Rice) from Northern NSW in Australia, founded The School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa, which offers high-quality education to the poorest of the poor.
It is only with thanks to generous sponsors, donors, supporters and international volunteers that St Jude’s can open its doors everyday and continue to fight poverty through education.
Mto Wa Mbu Cultural Tourism Programme If you are travelling between Arusha and the Serengeti, Oldupai Gorge, Nogorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara or Engaruka then you will pass through Mto Wa Mbu, so why not spend some time there and experience the local culture and how the people of this region live by visiting the Mto Wa Mbu Cultural Tourism Programme. You can contribute to the local economy by purchasing such items as wood carvings and paintings from the people who actually make them.