Conservation & Commerce
a thriving future
With Eramatare we build our thriving future
By promoting healthy soil and biodiversity in the savannah, we improve livelihood and protect wildlife. With Eramatare we increase the biodiversity providing food and water during bad times and the possibility to earn money in good times.
Eramatare consists of 3 elements:
By providing training in Sustainable Rangeland Management we improve the biodiversity of the rangelands and the health of livestock. At the same time reopening the savannah for wildlife.
With our permaculture training we improve the soils and biodiversity of the homesteads. Through kitchengardens we provide women with additional income and healthy food, rain water catchment for fresh water, a living fence for agroforestry, and biogas for warm water and safe cooking.
By creating sustainable value chains for the products of the regenarative land use methods, the Maasai diversify their income and improve their livelihoods, making them less vulnerable to the vagaries of the world economy. At the same time protecting their wildlife and landscape.
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 Culture, it captures our vision well. Back in 2015 we - Dieke Geerling and Nelson ole Kirrokor - realized that by listening to each other's ideas and needs, we can work together and create a positive impact adressing the challenges in the Kenyan savannah.
Our strenght lies in our network of Maasai driven community organisations reaching out for the most vulnerable Maasai individuals within the community. Working with their own chosen leaders and being trained by Maasai, our impact reaches far into these communities.
Since 2015, together with the Maasai and our partners, we are building a healthy future! Sometimes we help directly, but we also connect potential donors to the communities.
TRAINING IN REGENARATIVE LAND USE METHODS
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
Implementation of five homesteads according to permaculture principles
with Eramatare implementation in Emuny Ranch we reach 50 landowners representing 200 hectare
Social Business (50 people)
Cosmetics production (25 people)
Sustainable waterharvesting (20 people)
shared funding to build Nkoilale Women's Craft Centre used by various 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 furniture
One class room at Enkiteng Lepa School
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, a distiller, 2 piteba mills and other items
Have an Impact!
Social business for independence
The Maasai need 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.
Find out more by contacting us.
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.
Locatie: Het Oude Magazijn Soesterweg 310, 3812 BH Amersfoort
Start programma: 14:00
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