MACAO Tanzania: a Malezi HIV/AIDS Care Awareness Organization (NGO)

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Malezi AIDS Care Awareness Organization (MACAO) is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA),Orphans or Vulnerable Children (OVC), and other people who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS disease.

MACAO works from the belief that all people should be able to love their life and be a part society regardless of age or race. MACAO believes that all people are entitled to the basic rights of access to food, security, education, vocational training, healthcare, shelter, employment, and participation in community development.


About MACAO...
MACAO is a humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working in Loliondo, Ngorongoro District and Arusha region in Tanzania. MACAO Head Office is in Arusha and was established in 2003. Since then MACAO has been working in partnership with the local community, local and national government and other local and international institutions, to improve the lives of pastoralists in the community of Loliondo. MACAO is currently in the process of facilitating an OVC educational project, and is active in educating the local community on HIV/AIDS prevention.

What we do...

  • MACAO has established an Orphanage Center in the Maasai community of Loliondo, Ngorongoro, Tanzania.

  • MACAO provides care & support to Orphaned Children living with the impacts of HIV/AIDS in the Ngorongoro District. MACAO has provided: medical care, clothing, food, counseling, books, school fees and uniforms.

  • MACAO empowers Maasai communities by culturally and socially implementing activities in economic capacity building, HIV/AIDS prevention education and Advocacy on Human Rights and Education.

  • MACAO plans to establish an Elderly Care Center in the Maasai Community of Loliondo, Ngorongoro, Tanzania.

  • MACAO tries to address the Human Rights issues by holding educational seminars for Maasai communities, and supporting Maasai communities in creating stronger HIV/AIDS prevention ideals, and empowering Maasai women

What YOU can do...

  • MACAO is always seeking Donor and/or Volunteer support in our quest to empower the Maasai pastoralists of the Lolinodo Community.

  • Donors can become involved by:

  • Contacting MACAO if you are willing to support our quest of empowering Loliondo Maasai Communities.

  • Volunteers can support Macao’s quest by:

  • Being involved in HIV/AIDS prevention seminars held for Maasai communities in Loliondo.

  • Becoming involved in MACAOs Orphan Education project in Loliondo.

Needy Communities...
The community of Loliondo is a community in need. There are many orphans who cannot access the basic rights of food, security, education or health, and these children are often ostracized from their communities. MACAO supports the people in need so that they can access their basic rights.

Maasai people are the main ethnic group within the Ngorongoro district. MACAO has a field office located within the Loliondo Division and focuses on two Wards, Orgosorok and Soitisambu. These areas have high unemployment rates and poor health statistics. Many of the people living within this area are Maasai pastoralists. MACAO has researched the area and it has become clear that HIV/AIDS is spreading through this community at an alarmingly rate. Reasons for Loliondo’s problem with HIV/AIDS include Maasai cultural practices and the Maasai Tribal Structural system, including; polygamy, sexual behavior between Maasai age mates, Female Genital Mutilation and traditional dance routines (known as ‘Esoto’) which encourages unprotected sex between teenagers.

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