The last project trips to Tanzania have once again shown us how much upendo and the Tanzanian partner organization ECLAT has already achieved and made a difference in recent years. In this information letter we briefly report on the most important events of August. Visit to the Prime Minister The work of ECLAT has attracted…

The women’s group from Sukoro is singing after they arrived at the ECLAT women’s center on August 19th 2018.

This newsletter focuses on the women’s work of our partner organization ECLAT: a work that can only be done by a Maasai woman who grew up in this culture and whom women trust. Cultural backgorund From a European perspective women have a difficult position in the culture of the Maasai. Traditionally, teenage girls are circumcised…

Review 2017 Also in 2017, we were able to realize all our projects as planned, although unexpected additional costs resulted again. For those who are interested, an overview of our income and expenditure in the past year is available on the home page. It also lists the organizations that have made these projects possible through…

A new Seminar Center will Stimulate the Women’s Work of ECLAT The role of women in the Maasai Society In the Maasai people, the women live in complete dependence on their husbands` homestead (“Boma”). The Bomas are usually situated far apart, so the women have little opportunity to exchange with other women. Since most of…

The women are dressed festively .

Looking back at the Year 2016 In 2016 we were able to complete all our projects as originally planned despite unexpected additional costs. The financial overview of the revenue and expenditure of upendo in 2016 is available on the subpage finances. There you also find the organizations that have enabled many of these projects through…

Construction of a Secondary School: Co-operation instead of freebies They must not get the impression that it is us who devise a project from A to Z and then present the complete plan. Therefore when the secondary school was built we pointed out over and over again that we can build the school only in…

With our first newsletter we want to provide you with some background information on the ECLAT project in Tanzania. upendo was originally founded for the support of this project which we will present in this newsletter. Subsequently we will give account about who we are, about our network in Tanzania and we will explain the…

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