Beading is the tribal art and talent of Maasai, who have been famed for their adornment for centuries.
In the Maasai Mara women have been largely excluded from income generating opportunities. There is high illiteracy amongst Maasai women, but this does not affect their ability to product world class beadwork. Through training, Maa Beadwork has increased the quality of the handmade wares and is helping Maasai women to earn an income from their favourite pastime by linking them with markets.
Through Maa Beadwork, 494 Maasai women are now earning their own income for the first time.