By digging over 150,000 semi-circular bunds, we have managed to bring back vegetation in the Kuku Group Ranch, creating environmental benefits and making the land useful again for the community.
The Kuku Group Ranch is located in the south of Kenya and acts as a critical wildlife corridor between Amboseli National Park and Tsavo National Park. The group ranch is home to around 29,000 Maasai people who mostly depend on the land as main source of income and food.
Due to overgrazing and the changing climate, the area has become very dry, making it hard for the local communities to live from the land. Together with the local Maasai community and our local partner, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT), we started to restore this degraded land. By digging rainwater harvesting bunds and setting up grass seed banks, we are regreening 766 ha in the area. Until now the Maasai community has dug 150,048 water bunds and set up 5 grass seed banks, which are managed by five different women groups.