Elementaita (from Masaai word muteita or "dust place") is home to people who are mostly unemployed and have difficulty affording school fees for their children. Girls especially are lacking in opportunities. Moreover, schools are overcrowded and educational facilities are inadequate.
To address the unemployment problems, the girls will make and sell sanitary pads and the women will raise rabbits for sale to restaurants. A portion of the profits will go toward supporting education in the village.
50 women will earn income helping them pay school expenses for their children. 15 girls will earn income making them self sufficient and helping them avoid HIV risk behaviors. Better educational facilities are long term benefits.