Write a letter for the Maasai
1. Write your letter, then 2. Complete it and 3. Mail it
Since the colonial period, most of what used to be Maasai land has been taken over, for private farms and ranches, for government projects, wildlife parks or private hunting concessions. Mostly they retain only the driest and least fertile areas.
The most immediate threat to the Maasai is against those from Loliondo, an area in northern Tanzania. Here, Maasai villages have been burnt to the ground, and thousands have been evicted, allegedly to provide a safari hunting company, Otterlo Business Corporation Ltd (OBC), with easier access to hunting land.
How you can help
Please write to the President of Tanzania, raising your concerns about the situation faced by the Maasai.
You can use our sample letter below, or use it as a template to write your own.