For over 9 years I have been visiting the barren yet enchanting Lake Natron region of northern Tanzania to experience the remoteness and colourful Maasai culture. Through regular contact, close friendships have developed with resident families. After completing my Master's degree in Human-geography at the University of Zurich in February 2019, I decided to let my energy blossom in a local social project. My goal was to help the Maasai to more self-determination.
This intention gave birth to 'Engoitoi Epuan', a matter of the heart. The project reflects my inner desire for a world where quality of life, equality and individual freedom are given for everyone. With the project 'Engoitoi Epuan' I stand up for these values.
Be it project manager, participant, coordinator, buyer - it takes all of us to contribute to a sustainable future for the current as well as the next generation of local Maasai.
It’s my task at the association 'Engoitoi Epuan' to accompany and coordinate the development and production of all products on site as well as to work out, plan and implement non-profit projects. In Tanzania I live with the project participants and share their daily routine. In Switzerland, I organize the sales, carry out any administrative work and am the contact person for interested parties, foundations and buyers.