The streams, upon which the people depend, dry up in the dry seasons and the women and children have to walk long distances and dig down to find water.
In 2009 the NCAA imposed a ban on the small scale agriculture practiced by the Maasai and a 50% reduction in the number of their cattle.
Fourteen out of every hundred children die before they reach the age of 5, mostly from easily preventable and treatable water-borne diseases.
The Maasai are embracing education knowing that it is essential for them if they are to be able to adapt to the changes going on around them.
In 2012 we started a microfinance loan system, with business training, to enable people to manage their own businesses.