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Margaret Mead
Hadzabe bed

The Hadzabe Tribe

 

The Hadzabe people are known as hunter-gathers and have lived this way for thousands of years.  But due to conditions such as drought, increased tourism and safari hunting, much of the land that the Hadzabe hunted is no longer available.  This tribe, which is the last hunter-gatherer tribe left in Africa, has a population of only 1,000 people.  

FFCC was introduced to this tribe in 2007.  During which time, the camp of people were surviving on monkey dung as there was little to hunt and nothing was growing due to lack of rainfall.  Since then, FFCC has come alongside the Hadzabe and provided training so they could learn to farm with drought resistant crops such as millet and cassava.  We have provided our 'Fight Against Hunger' meals to supplement their food supply during this period of training and adapting. 

 

Lack of medical care was another big problem for the Hadzabe so in partnership with some government & hospital leadership and neighboring village support, FFCC helped to build a small medical dispensary.  The government and hospital provided basic medical training for a few Hadzabe members, along with furniture and equipment for the dispensary.  FFCC provided the resources to build the structure and the Hadzabe and other villagers provided the labor.  FFCC has also been able to provide wound crème contributed by one of our community partners, Greystone Pharmaceutical as well as over the counter medications and bandages.

 

Tanzania text books and basic school supplies are another need of this community and their small school.

 

 

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