Patinaai Osim is a term Maasai women use to mean “endearment”. It is preserved for those they love, it means “the one who brings me joy” just like we strive to do for our indigenous communities. Their passion and love comes from each bead they sow and every thread. To not just make a beautiful bride but make a better life for their offspring. With their blessing, we advocate for their rights and walk every step to empower them and show them they are just like the bird that builds beside their Manyatta, single but powerful.

We advocate for:

Gender equality and equity of girls, women and youth

Creation of sustainable livelihoods through capacity building,

Sexual and reproductive health awareness

Sensitization on environmental sustainability.

VISION

To have empowered and resilient children, women and youth as change-makers in the pastoral community.

MISSION

Create sustainable livelihoods and empower pastoral communities to actively engage in the improvement of their social-economic status.

GOAL

To have girls, women and youth who actively and positively contribute to their community.

Programs

Education

Quality education for all is the single most effective way to reduce poverty, improve health and economic well-being, and bring development to communities throughout the world.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Good sexual and reproductive health and maternal health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system.

Sustainable Livelihoods

Women and youth especially in the pastoral rural communities face unprecedented challenges to their livelihoods, their identities, their institutions, and their sense of place in the evolving global village.

Environmental Sustainability

Climate change threatens the livelihoods and well-being of all people and societies. Yet the impacts of climate change are likely to be worse for the poor and marginalized.

Impact at a Glance

Education

350
Children benefiting from remedial classes

Environment

800
Number of trees planted in schools

Reproductive Health

634
Menstrual kits provided

Get Involved

Your donation will directly enable an environment for educating and capacity build children, women, and youth in our various programs. Donations to nonprofit organizations like ours are crucial to our being able to fund our programs. Thank you for your interest in joining our movement for Equality and Equity for all.

Our Partners

We are backed by generous donations from foundations, private enterprises, and individuals. Our work would be impossible without their continued support, mutual respect, and confidence in the impact of our work. We are currently working in partnership with the following donors and partners:

Membership

We’re a part of like-minded organizations. We work with organizations that are working towards the same goal, like-minded and out to see a successful result. The organizations include:

Testimonials

Patinaai Osim is a term of endearment, used by Maasai mothers preserved for their children, loosely translates to, “my little one who brings me joy”

Contact

PO Box: 70 Emali, Kenya 90121

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