Our Mission: Protecting Vulnerable Landscapes in the Greater Mara Ecosystem


  • Improving Livelihoods: We support local communities through eco-tourism partnerships, enhancing well-being.
  • Regenerative Grazing: Protecting livestock, wildlife, and their habitats to promote harmony.
  • Cultivate Partnerships: to facilitate engagement between communities and various stakeholders. This engagement is essential for building trust, understanding needs, and ensuring that conservation initiatives align with the priorities and aspirations of the community.
  • Preserve Heritage: Maintaining Maasai heritage and pastoralist values.
  • Wildlife Protection: Minimizing human-wildlife conflict and reducing threats to biodiversity.

The Oloisukut Wild Partnership: A Joint Conservation Venture

Join hands with the Oloisukut community and Collection in the Wild, creators of House in the Wild and the Enonkishu conservancy, in creating a lasting community-driven conservation area. Together, we restore wildlife habitats in harmony with improving the lives of the people living here.

Empowers Africa has partnered with Oloisukut Wild Partnership to support their projects through our granting program. Any donations made here to Empowers Africa will be granted to Oloisukut Wild Partnership.

Empowers Africa uses Stripe to process credit card donations. Stripe has very stringent security rules which may lead to declined credit card transactions. If you are experiencing trouble processing your donation, kindly contact Nadia Derelieva at (917) 328-1611 or via email: nadia@empowersafrica.org

Oloisukut Wild Partnership Campaigns

Supporting the Oloisukut Conservancy

Help re-wild degraded land, restore threatened forests, and protect wildlife. This project secures a vital buffer to the Maasai Mara and aids in rewilding and reforesting farmland near Nyakweri Forest, home to pangolins, elephants, leopards, and other threatened species.

Your donations through Empowers Africa will be used to support nonprofit projects in the Oloisukut Conservancy, safeguarding over 12,000 acres and restoring a further 11,000 acres of degraded land. This supports lease fees for landowners and employs local rangers to prevent human-wildlife conflict and combat illegal activities.

General Donations

If you do not have any specific project in mind and wish the organization to use their own discretion, please click here.

Donations can also be made by check or wire transfer:

Checks should be made out to “Empowers Africa” and should be mailed to:

Empowers Africa
2 Beekman Place, Ste. 18B
New York, NY 10022
(917) 328-1611

Kindly note in the memo section of the check that funds are for Oloisukut Wild Partnership. Or email us at info@empowersafrica.org.

For wire transfer details or more information, please email us at info@empowersafrica.org.

Empowers Africa has been approved as a U.S. public charity, contributions to which are tax deductible for U.S. federal income tax purposes under Section 501(c)(3) [EIN: 32-0403737] of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Thank you for your support!