The 2012 livestock groups include the 2011 groups who were in their second year of the two year program and these two new groups.
Groups starting in 2012 –
Oltukai Orok Women Livestock Keepers – from Enkong’u Narok, also known as cultural village number 4 in Amboseli. Ol Tukai Orok means the black (or dark) palm trees, referring to trees that grow in Amboseli National Park and the group has 14 group members. In their first year, Ol Tukai Orok bought 11 cattle for an average of $225 each and sold them for an average of $310. After expenses, the group realized a 24% profit on their animals.
Eramatare Livestock Keepers – Eramatare is made of member from all around the Olchorro, Risa, Meshenani, Ilmarba, Namelok who are connected by clan and wanted to improve their incomes by improving on traditional livestock keeping practices, in order to help them raise money for their children’s education. Eramatare is a subgroup that formed out of the larger welfare group with 60 members, intending that the smaller group learn and then pass on the info to the larger group.