The Maasai are a traditionally nomadic tribe living in northern Tanzania. In their culture, women and children are viewed in society as part of a man's wealth, along with the size of his cattle herd and land ownership. Men are the providers; therefore, a widowed woman generally has no means of support for herself or her children. They are truly the "least of these" in the community. The Widows Project seeks to provide Maasai widows with the training and start-up costs for small businesses. Through this empowerment program, the community is changing to see widows not as a burden but rather as contributing members to society.