Pastoralist Livelihood

Access to traditional, communal grazing lands is threatened by changes in government policy, the tourism industry, and other agencies. Sauti Moja sensitizes communities relying on livestock keeping to these threats, while also providing vulnerable mothers with drought-hardy livestock (camels, goats, and donkeys) which help them earn income, feed their children better, and experience restored dignity and hope.

Land rights training contributes to community understanding of government land policy and threats to land access by government, tourism, conservation, and other agencies. Communities are the able to make effective land use decisions, make their concerns heard, and hold leaders to account. For more, visit https://sautimojatanzania.com/projects/landrights/land-is-our-life

 

Community livestock groups are established in remote communities to loan livestock to the most vulnerable young widows and single moms. They pay their livestock loans by giving the first female livestock offspring to other vulnerable mothers in the community.

 

Livestock loans are complemented with animal husbandry and family health training. This contributes to livestock survival and enhances the benefit from the livestock investment. Family health training includes reproductive health, family planning, gender-based violence, and child health and nutrition. Trained women become health advocates in their village.

 

Livestock groups composed of widows from communities in conflict have integrated peacemaking. We facilitate conflict resolution, and each woman demonstrates reconciliation by passing on offspring to a woman of the ‘enemy’ tribe, which was responsible for killing her husband and stealing her livestock. See more at peacemaking.

Donate goats ($65 each), donkey ($250) or camel ($800) to help transform the family of a single mom.

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