Megan in Tanzania

December 15, 2011

Inside the Wild Hope office/showroom

I’ve just returned from a week in Tanzania, Africa, where I visited the young Maasai girl I sponsor. What an amazing step back in time when I arrived in their community, a village called Mairowa near the Kenya border populated by the Maasai tribe. The rainy season was gracious this year so the place was bathed in green. The Maasai herdsman could be spotted walking, well, literally, everywhere in their brightly colored cloth wraps of blue, purple and red with sticks (probably also used as spears) and their tire tread sandals.

Megan and Rachel

Two young Maasai girls

The women dressed in equally colorful wraps with the most brilliant beaded jewelery. There’s so much to tell which will come in later blogs, but for now I simply want to share some pictures with you and show you the glass-beaded ornaments and decorations I purchased through Wild Hope Artisans. Wild Hope is a non-profit involved in microenterprise in Maasai villages helping women use existing beading skills to develop businesses and sell their products. I came back with a suitcase full of these products and I’d love for you to take a look. Lots of great holiday gifts!  Stay tuned for more on the Maasai (especially the Circumcision ceremonies)…….

Here is the link to the ornaments and decorations.

3 Responses to “Megan in Tanzania”

  1. Marilyn Long Says:

    Megan. Barb wento to Kenya about twenty years ago and out into the bush where she slept in one of the Masaii huts. They are very interesting people. So
    glad you were able to go and are home safely. Have a very “Merry Christmas” Hugs, Marilyn

    • Hi Marilyn — So good to hear from you. I’m sure Barb’s experience was life-changing, and yes, the Maasai are so interesting, friendly and kind. Thanks for the kind wishes and Merry Christmas to you also.

  2. Kim Says:

    Fabulous! You’re an inspiration and I can’t wait to read more about your experience!

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