Maanda Ngoitiko is a Maasai from the Ngorongoro district of northern Tanzania. She is also the current Executive Director of The Pastoral Women’s Council, an organisation based in northern Tanzania. Her family are traditional pastoralists.
Refusing to take the traditional path of early marriage that many Maasai girls are expected to take, Maanda insisted on furthering her education, earning diplomas in Dar es Salaam, Ireland, and later in Kenya, where she graduated with a degree in environmental studies.
Read her story and find out more on how PWC is transforming the lives of pastoralist women in Tanzania.