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I'm writing you from Monduli,Tanzania today to share good Project news with you.

I'm proud to announce that His Excellency, Dr. Mohammed Bilal, Vice President of Tanzania, plans to visit our Project at the Maasai Village of Enguiki next week.
Bilal visits Maasai Stoves & Solar Project in Monduli
Dr. Mohammed Bilal, VP Tanzania

Coming directly from a constitutional meeting of Parliament to spend the day with us, Dr. Bilal will take an in-depth tour of our work and meet the installation teams, factory workers, and stove customers. A view of homes before and after our stoves are installed will allow him to form a clear picture of the immediate impact of our work. Afterwards we'll discuss the health, environmental, empowerment, and economic opportunities the Project provides.

If all goes as scheduled, look for a detailed report soon. His visit would be significant for our Project, making the government's interest in our work highly visible throughout Tanzania and beyond.

Read below to learn more about our research, expansion into new villages, and impact. 

As always, it is because of you that we're able to reach these milestones. Thank you for everything.


Maasai Stoves & Solar Project
The International Collaborative
The Project expands to new villages 
Today we hosted visitors from Longido villages in preparation for our big community meeting there on Friday.

Representatives from Longido on their tour of the Project 
We invited twelve village women,  two women executive officers, and a male executive officer to visit our Project headquarters in Monduli. We shared a tour of our factory, introduced the group to stove customers  to hear about their experience face-to-face,  and arranged for them to see Maasai Women's Installation Team members at work.

Our idea is to provide the representatives the opportunity to receive their own impressions and to share their direct experience with the villagers back home. We hope this gives the new community a preview of what it might be like to become part of the Project. We look forward to sharing the results with you. 

Water research begins


Water purification research
Collecting water in Enguiki
Last month we announced our intention to start a research project on water purity. Purifying water by boiling takes a lot of fuel while increasing emissions.

Instead, are exploring water purification systems based on ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lamps powered by solar panels that charge motorcycle batteries. 


UV water purification is fast. With a well-maintained system dozens of homes and families could benefit from one centralized unit.

Maasai Stoves & Solar water purifier
Solar-powered water purifier

We've built two versions with the UV equipment I brought on the trip out. Here is the latest.


The gathered water goes into the blue can and pumped through two filters and exposed to UV radiation. We'll be measuring the bacteria counts before and after this process. 


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February, 2014
In this issue
Project in Longido
Water research
Stay in touch
How to donate
Maasai celebration
Our aim
How to donate 
A Maasai celebration   
Our aim