Donate To Us

Giving back. Make a Difference

Your gift, no matter how small, will have genuine impact on the lives and livelihoods of Maasai and Samburu families here, as well as on wildlife and their habitat.

This is a virtuous circle: conservation allows economic development, and economic development incentivises conservation.

Here are some examples… (but please do not feel constrained or obliged by these)

Education

We need your help to maintain our current programmes and implement new ones.

Categories for gifts include buildings, equipment, teaching resources, and sports facilities. We also have a programme for providing meals to schools (as the government of Kenya is unable to provide regular school feeding).

Our Quality of Teaching and Learning Fund pays teacher salaries (there is insufficient state funding for teachers), and fees for bright and committed young local people to train and get qualified at good quality Teacher Training Colleges, and to return here to contribute their skills to their own community.

See what the money you donate can buy…

  • $1500

    $1500 funds the salary of a junior teacher for 1 year

  • $750

    $750 puts a young person through a 2 year teacher training college programme

  • $300

    £200 pays for a child’s secondary school fees for 1 year

  • $75

    £50 feeds one young child for a year at primary school

  • $20

    $20 buys textbooks for one year for 1 child

  • $10

    $10 buys a lunch for 20 school children or buys a school uniform.

Conservation

The cost of conservation is high. Investment in conservation, though, is at the root of any economic development here – whether that be livestock production, tourism, bio-enterprise or carbon sequestration. Our ability to continue and develop this work depends on YOU.

See what the money you donate can do…

  • $1500

    $1500 per year to keep 1 Ranger actively on the ground to protect this amazing wildlife habitat

  • $600

    A gift of $600 would pay one herdsman for a full 12 months.

  • $75

    A gift of $75 per year entitles you to “adopt-an-acre” – this concept is proudly borrowed from Conservation International

  • $20

    $20 buys a pair of Ranger’s boots.

Enterprise

Seed capital is certainly needed, to buy a honey refinery, to train people, especially women, to process aloes. To provide fuel-efficient stoves to schools.

See what the money you donate could do…

  • £10,000

    To maintain control and security of several thousand cattle in an unfenced conservation area we need to do RFID ear-tagging – this would cost $10,000.

  • £800

    $800 will put small-scale solar power systems in key locations.

Healthcare

The sustainability of these vital programmes and projects currently depends on the extraordinary generosity of a few people. We must broaden the base of support. YOUR help is needed.

Normally, we like donors to give their money to a specific project or programme that is close to their hearts and areas of interest. For healthcare we prefer you to make undesignated healthcare gifts – there is just so much to be done locally, but sporadically international aid organisation funding becomes available, and so we need to maintain flexibility in application of funds.

As importantly, though, we need your expertise, skills and time. A quarterly phone call and a once every two years visit to a business team or an individual entrepreneur could make the difference between success and failure.
See yourself as a “Business Angel”.