Supporting women’s empowerment is integral to FoTZC’s mission. Working with the Enyuata Women’s Collaborative is one of the organization’s current projects. This group of Maasai women designs and sells beaded jewelry in an effort to provide for their families. With FoTZC’s support, these hardworking women also established a small maize-grinding business. Thomson Safaris and a guest donated a maize-grinding machine, and FoTZC provided entrepreneurship training for all the women. They now have a viable small business.
This kind of support means more than funding. It means fostering confidence in a group of strong women who can improve the lives of their families and the condition of their communities.