Meet our Team

The members of the Warriors team are all familiar with the rich histories and cultures of Tanzania's indigenous people. We are also aware of the profound challenges they face today and into the future. It is our belief that we can help these people build better futures. That is why we have joined together to form Warriors.

 
 
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Isaya oleporuo

Isaya is one of Tanzania's most charismatic young leaders. Born in the remote village of Eluai in 1984 he was raised to become a Maasai warrior and chief, receiving no formal education. Isaya's establishment of Warriors' is a natural extension of  his Maasai upbringing and experiences. He has spent countless hours developing and then implementing "big" ideas for his village: providing a way for village familes to access clean water; giving women the opportunity to earn money and a place in family decision-making; and providing over 30 young girls with the opportunity for a secondary school education previously denied them. Since 2010, Isaya has resided in Boston, MA where he is pursuing a formal education. He expects to complete his Associates degree in the Spring of 2018 and then matriculate to a Boston university.

 
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Ram Stein

Ram is an international business consultant focused on strategic marketing and advertising. Ram became aware of the problems facing the indigenous people of Tanzania while pursuing a volunteer opportunity in the country several years ago. He subsequently decided to become an active participant in helping solve some of these problems with Isaya through Warriors. Ram currently resides in Israel. He is married to Liron and father to Etai. He holds an MBA with a Specialization in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. Ram also established pickNjoy, an online store that will help the Warriors sell the Masai jewelry worldwide.

 
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Nguvu lukumay

Nguvu is an experienced volunteer with both Tanzanian and international non-profits. He has participated in major fund raising events, worked as part of an effective team ensuring the safety and security of volunteers working in remote areas of Tanzania, assisting in the collection of wildlife conservation data, and providing safe transport of young Maasai girls  with Warriors' scholarships to and from school. Unlike most Maasai men, Nguvu has completed both primary and secondary school and has studied and earned a Certificate in Tourism and Tour Guide Management. He currently volunteers with both EfforTZ Foundation and Warriors.

 

 

martha totten

Martha has been making, selling and teaching others how to make beaded jewelry for years, always wishing she could find a way to benefit others with these skills. Then she met Isaya. From him, she learned that the Maasai women of Eluai Village wanted to learn more beading techniques to better market their jewelry. With that small bit of information, she sprang into action. With Isaya and his wife, Kat, she visited Eluai, introduced the Maasai women to new beading techniques, learned how to design Maasai jewelry herself, and made amazing new friends, in spite of the language barrier. Upon her return, she joined Warrriors. She sees Warriors as an organization that can help change the lives of the Maasai as well as the volunteers who work with Warriors.