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Conservation & Commerce  Creating

a positive future

Our Mission​

The Maa word Osotua means the "invisible umblical cord" which unites us all. If we are in need and ask for help, others will come to our aid. Being one of the strongest concepts within the Maa Cluture, it captures our vision well. Back in 2015, Dieke Geerling and Nelson ole Kirrokor Of Nkoilale Community Development Foundation realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to cooperate. Together we created Eramatare based on the traditional Maasai belief that everything is connected and that solving our present problems only can be solved by a holistic approach. By co-creating and implementing regenarative landuse methods systems connected by ecology, economy and anthropology we improve the lives of Maasai, livestock and wildlife in and eco-friendly and socially sustainable way leading to climate change adapted future. Nowadays we have many Maasai interested in our approach . We make sure the Maasai are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.

​With a network existing in diverse Maasai Organisations throughout Kenya Osotua Foundation knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives.

Help the Maasai to revitalize the savanna and make the future of Maasai and Wildlife a bright and positive one!

Working together with the following Maasai organisations in Kenya:

  • Nkoilale Community Development Foundation

  • Mara Isinya Conservancy

  • Laikipia Permaculture Centre Trust

  • Tepesua Academy

Our current projects

Our Impact

Since 2012, but officially since 2015 we have created already an impact, Together with our partners and the Maasai we are building a healthy future! Sometimes we help directly, but we also connect potential donors to the communities.


  • Permaculture training for 90 people in 150 villages

  • Sustainable Rangeland Management training for 118 landowners in Nkoilale Area including communities of Olesekin (27 hectare) and others

  • Multiple Sustainable Rangeland Management trainings for 100 landowners of Mara Isinya Conservancy (3237 hectare)

  • implementation of two homesteads according permaculture principles

  • with Eramatare implementation in Emuny Ranch we reach  50 landowners representing 200 hectare


  • Social Business training (50 people)

  • Cosmetic training (25 people)

  • 1 sustainable waterharvesting training (20 people)


  • 4 mobile boma's for 200 cows each

  • 1 herder hut

  • 1 big waterpan in Mara Isinya

  • 1 tuktuk for transportating fences

  • 1 flexible watertank of 10.000 liter

  • Materials for making of cosmetics including moulds, distiller and other items


  • shared funding to build Women's Craft Centre in Nkoilale used by divers women groups as arts & crafts centre

  • the Animal Health Centre at Nkoilale including weighscale, office, watertank and vacciniation spray installation to be used by 110 landowners in Nkoilale

  • Dining Hall for 200 students at Enkiteng Lepa school including furniter

  • One class room at Enkiteng Lepa School

Help us!

We are looking for volunteers implenting kitchen gardens, building our eco house
and more
we are looking for people who can help with fundraising for our upcoming water project and building of the community hall.
Are you willing to help or do you know people or organisations who can help? let us know!

Our Philosophy

"taking care" of Maasai, Livestock and Wildlife

It is the Econology, Stupid!

Economy and ecology combined, with culture as base

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Social business for independence

The Maasai needs a healthy and sustainable livelihood, which we establish by giving training in business development, setting up fair and eco value chains. By using social businesses and cooperatives, for selling the products of Eramatare we create financial independence for women and the poor of the poor.


Regenarate the ecosystem

By using nature inclusive and regenarative land use methods, we create a healthy ecosystem creating acces to food, fodder, water and energy. By protecting our ecosystem, improve it's biodiversity and protect it's wildlife, we can beat climate change and create a thriving future for all inhabitants.


Traditional knowledge & culture as base

The ecosystem we live in, is the base of cultuare as expressed in artefacts, indigenous knowlege, rituals and way of living. In Eramatare, we combine Maasai culture with scientific insights to implement our projects succesfully

Find out more by contacting us.

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20th of march 2022
Jobena Award for Oltim lee maa Hair & body

14 april 2022

De Jobenaprijs 2022 gaat naar Osotua Foundation met hun cosmeticaproject. Samen met Osotua directeur Dieke Geerling en haar dochter Mathilde van Dongen organiseert het bestuur van Stichting Jobena een feestelijke prijsuitreiking op 6 februari 2022.

Praktische informatie
Locatie: Het Oude Magazijn Soesterweg 310, 3812 BH Amersfoort
Inloop: 13:30
Start programma: 14:00
Borrel:  16:00

Aanmelden is voor het evenement is noodzakelijk. Registratie via deze link.

Get in Touch
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African proverb

"If you want to walk fast, walk alone, if you want to walk far, walk together"

Contact us

Get in touch with Osotua Foundation to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.


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