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.

H E The Hon John Magufuli
State House
PO Box 9120
Dar es Salaam

September 30, 2020

Your Excellency

Will my letter make a difference?
Yes. Time and again, letters from Survival supporters have called governments and organisations to account. Policies have changed and lives have been saved.

Post or email?
We always provide an email address where we can get one, and where we think a message will get through. Sometimes we provide a postal address too. Posting a letter is always the most effective way of making your views known, by far. If you can, please post a letter.