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Welcome to MWEDO

Maasai Women Development Organization

Maasai Women Development Organization (MWEDO) is a not-governmental women-led organization established in the year 2000. MWEDO empowers women to enhance sustainable equitable and human development for Maasai women through access to Education, Women Economic Empowerment and maternal health and HIV/AIDS education. MWEDO is a membership organization with over 5,000 grassroots women members from Arusha and Manyara regions of Tanzania.


Our Story

MWEDO was initiated by three maasai women founders Ndinini Kimesera Sikar, Maria Kaheta and Josephine Gabriel Simon. Through experiences of their own struggles, the three founders decided to support other marginalized women to access their rights to education, health and economical rights. In 1999 when the organization was initiated, Maasai women from northern part of Tanzania gathered in Monduli, a district in Arusha region, to voice their issues regarding gender disparities, violation of human rights, and lack of education for their children including insufficient health services within their communities. In 2000, and for the very first time, Grassroots Maasai women in Tanzania decided to establish an organization they can call their own.
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promote access to health services

The overall goal is to promote access to health services amongst Maasai community through designing and implementing relevant health programmes on HIV/AIDS

Education Access Program (EAP)

The overall goal of the education program is to provide education opportunities to underserved communities and promote education amongst Maasai women and