Commitment to Action

Women Alleviating Poverty and Ecosystem Degradation

Commitment by

New Course

In 2014, New Course committed to working with women in 500 ultra-poor households in Maasai villages in the fragile Tsavo-Chyulu-Amboseli ecosystem of Kenya. New Course provided small solar lamps at no cost to women individually. New Course partnered with Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust and MPOWERD to explore, test, and scale models of behavior change with regard to health care, environmental stewardship, and sustainable life choices of women living in ecologically vulnerable habitats in Kenya. By alleviating the poverty and heath burdens of the people living in the Tsavo-Chyulu-Amboseli Parks, New Course can help ensure the commitment of the Maasai to the protection of wildlife and vital ecosystems in the region.

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Commitment

Women Alleviating Poverty and Ecosystem Degradation

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$63,000

Region

Africa

Countries

KENYA

Commitment by

New Course

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, Mpowerd Inc.