Welcome to MWEDO, Maasai Women Development Organisation
Who We Are:
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.
MWEDO envisions “Improved sustainable Livelihood of Maasai Women in Tanzania
Maasai women Development Organization (MWEDO) aims to empower Maasai women economically and socially through improved Access to education, Health services, Enterprise development and through promotion of human and cultural rights.
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.