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  • Engaruka Community Initiative Organization (“ENCO)”

    Provides health, education, and economic empowerment services and programs to improve the lives of women and children in rural Maasai communities.

  • Donations


    ENCO receives donations from visitors all around the world whom wish to make a change within Masai societies . Remember,  It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving

  • Women Empowerment

    The partnership between ENCO and the Maasai women highlights the importance of fostering self-reliance and resilience within marginalized communities. Through this initiatives, ENCO aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing tools and resources that empower individuals to take control of their economic well-being.

  • Engaruka English Medium Primary School

    ENCO through its Education program started a primary English medium school which aims to provide  quality education within Maasai societies due to limited chances of getting education especially to girls.

ENCO is a charitable, not-for-profit, Tanzania registered non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the livelihoods and well-being of vulnerable women and children of rural Maasai communities through  Education Environment, Health and economic empowerment programs . Under the visionary leadership of Martha Mereso, ENCO has been a beacon of positive change founded in 2014 and operates in  Arusha region of Tanzania, particularly  Monduli, Ngorongoro and Longido districts. Though we focus primarily on women and children, we recognize that educating men is necessary for the well-being and empowerment of women and children. 


Engaruka Community Initiative Organization (ENCO) is  dedicated to improving the livelihoods and well-being of members of rural Maasai communities through health, education, economic empowerment, and environmental programs.


ENCO strives to create & support healthy, educated, gender equitable, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable rural Maasai communities particularly in Monduli, Ngorongoro and Longido districts of Tanzania


ENCO recognizes the importance of compassion, trust, generosity, determination, honesty, and spirituality and supports these values in our daily lives.


In pastoralist Maasai communities illiteracy rates are approximately 75% and women are the worst affected.


Improve The Health Of Vulnerable Women And Children.


Reduce poverty by improving the economic status of vulnerable women through income generating programs.


Restore degraded watersheds, forests and grasslands.

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