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Building Training for Maasai Women in Loliondo

Twenty-seven Maasai women benefited in a 20-day hands-on training on site and a 1-day seminar conducted in the Ololosokwan village by members of TAWAH.  The training sessions focused on improving the durability and lifespan of the traditional houses and improving health and living conditions for families living in the houses. Although Maasai women play the major role in the construction and managing their houses, men were also encouraged to join the women in learning how to construct the improved houses and a total of eight men joined in the process.

Two versions of the improved model houses were built. The two houses demonstrated the improvements in the cooking stove leading to smoke free interiors, use of less firewood for cooking and the conservation of heat for warming the interiors at night.

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