Kitumusote means "we have discovered" in the Maasai language.
Kitumusote is a grass-roots, community based non-government organization established in Mondulli Juu, Tanzania, Africa in January, 2005. Kitumusote is now a registered national NGO (Non-Government Organization) in the Republic of Tanzania as of February 21, 2007.
Kitumusote exists to ensure the sustainability of the Maasai way of life. We practice this by encouraging the conservation of indigenous resources, creating environmental awareness, and facilitating women's empowerment and educational opportunities. We specifically focus on issues such as food security, deforestation, human rights, basic health care, women's education, and knowledge sharing.
Our ultimate goal is to create a globally heightened sense of awareness and respect for the Maasai people and their environment.
To ensure the sustainability of the Maasai people’s way of life. We practice this through:
- Conserving indigenous resources
- Creating environmental awareness
- Facilitating women’s empowerment and educational opportunities
- Exploring sustainable income generating activities for Maasai women
- Sharing knowledge with outside communities and international volunteer
Our vision is to create awareness and respect for the Maasai people and our environment to share with the world. It is our hope that the world will come to know and understand Maasai, our culture, our way of life, our practices and help us bridge the gap between the modern world and our people in order to create a peaceful way of life.