Maasai Mara

Water4Wildlife Masai Mara is a Community Based Organization that was registered in 2019. Prior to that it was a private charity with a focus of water provision to wildlife and communities living around the conservancies areas.
We are not only in the Maasai Mara areas, but we also work with wildlife conservancies around the country through Stichting Water4wildlife Maasai Mara based in The Netherlands.

Who We Are

History & Overview
Water4Wildlife Foundation was founded over 15 years ago by the founder as a hobby and a simple initiative to empower the community and support water provision to wild animals.

In 2019 the organization was officially registered for the full operation of its activities. It has a sister organization based in Kenya, established in Maasai Mara – Lemek Conservancy within the Maasai Mara ecosystem, Narok County (Kenya). The foundation is not for profit, it tries to keep costs low, and funds go directly to the foundation’s purpose.

Partners & Sponsors
We have rehabilitated a borehole through a partnership from Davis & Shirtliff that currently serves the community. We’ve also partnered with the UEFA Foundation for Children, which supports local primary schools in constructing a mini football pitches and providing playing kits in a project dubbed ‘Kick the Ball Save our Wildlife.

Locally, we’ve partnered with game rangers and teachers in the primary schools within the conservancy; we are targeting school-going children through sports to educate them on the values of wildlife conservation.

Policy Plan
The board tries to carry out at least 1-5 projects per year, in which the goal of the foundation will always be put first. In addition, it is just as important to guarantee the integrity of the foundation and its objectives. To this end, it is important that basic matters relating to administration, banking, financial accountability, and tax matters are correctly organized.

The furnishing is conditional, but the goal is of course to raise funds and start projects.

Our Programs

Water for Wildlife

Our mission is to ensure that we provide safe drinking water to wildlife in their natural habitat and communities living around the wildlife conservancies areas. We do so by constructing water troughs, water holes and drilling of bower holes.

Due to climate change, the weather patterns have changed, resulting in longer dry periods, most often leading to drought. This means that animals have to leave their natural habitats in search of water and pasture, resulting in human-wildlife conflict as they both depend on the limited resource. 

Football for Wildlife

We created this program to help pass knowledge to children and youths from the wildlife conservancies on the importance of wildlife conservation through the medium of football in public schools. We aim to raise this awareness and spark a passion for conservation in the future generation by organizing football games and activities that are integrated with informational sessions on wildlife conservation issues.

This provides an opportunity to pass knowledge enjoyably and promotes awareness of the need for conservation. We also work with game rangers and our football coaches to sensitize the children to the importance of wildlife conservation during friendly football matches.

Kick the Ball, Plant a Tree

The Kick the Ball, plant a Tree initiative is one of our flagship programs aimed at promoting and championing for environmental conservation by encouraging tree planting activities in schools and communities. This program targets forested areas in Kenya that require conservation efforts to maintain essential ecological processes, preservation of generic diversity and sustainable utilization of tree species and ecosystems.

his program enables us to reach out to children and youth from areas that are not primarily wildlife-related regions thereby spreading our organizational impact further beyond wildlife conservancies.

News & Insights

We use innovative and sustainable water provision technologies to make water accessible not only to the wildlife but also communities living within the wildlife conservation areas.