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Combining tradition with women's rights

In the West we have sports cars and jewellery, whereas the cow is the status symbol of the Maasai. Children are allowed to ride the livestock while the men watch from a distance. Women are subjugated to a secondary role, staying at home doing the housework. This is the traditional division of labour.

Step 1: Bringing dreams to life

Trias unites Maasai women who discover as a group that they are entitled to lead meaningful lives of their own. Training results in a new awareness: more and more women are now joining village councils.

Step 2: Female entrepreneurial spirit

Using a revolving fund from Trias, the women's groups are able to provide credit to enterprising members who want to start their own economic activity. The result: in the north of Tanzania, the women surpass the men in their business skills.

Step 3: Driving change

Population growth and climate change have put the semi-nomadic way of life of the Maasai under great pressure. In the urgent quest for a meaningful life, it is of crucial importance that we invest in the self-development of women!

Thank you for the chance of a new future!

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