SASA Foundation works towards achieving economic and social
justice for women and the poor at local and national levels.
The Foundation operates in Tanzania mainly and
currently is working in the Northern Zone in four Regions namely
Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara and Tanga with active projects in an
area occupied by the Maasai, Meru and Chagga people. The communities
in the area are rich in culture and traditions, but some of their
cultural and traditional practices particularly Maasai and those
of other ethnic groups in the area, contribute to the oppression
In the Maasai community, women are categorized as children. Their
freedom is restricted in every sphere of life as they have no decision-making
power in the family or the community. As a result, women are handicapped
in mobility, access to education, information, technology and health
services, not to mention viable commercial transactions.
The SASA Foundation is opening the eyes of these communities about
the untapped resource they have: their women.