MAASAI MARA/ EMURUTOTO COMMUNITY COVID-19 EMERGENCY FOOD DRIVE FOR THE VULNERABLE MAASAI FAMILIES

Update posted by Robert CARLOS On May 23, 2020

Greetings,


We're writing this on behalf of Emurutoto maasai community due the current pandemic situation that has blurred the whole world in general. The pandemic had been accompanied by a lot of challenges that deteriorated the livelihood of the maasai people a long the maasai mara region who normally fully depends on tourists in their hand to mouth daily income. Children of tender age, young and old people have all been affected. Mamas(ladies) mostly depends on beads,artifact and ornaments for money exchange with the tourists in the greater Maasai Mara game reserve but due to the devoid of tourists, they completely have no other means of income for their daily expenses and all have gone back to their rural villages having nothing to depends on but only on their livestock products and those without them are starving and rely on well wishers donations which are very rare.

The maasai people in Kenya are a small indigenous group that's mostly known for their pastoral life cycle whereby they move from one region to another looking for green pastures and water for their livestock. They follow the year's seasons,moving with their animals from one region to another.

Currently,the big portion settling in Kenya are found in the Rift Valley region, the northern part of Kenya and a long the world most famous game reserve (Maasai Mara). They're so friendly to the wild animals,that is why they are surrounding most of the game reserves. They have created space for wild animals due to the value of these wild animals which earn them foreign and local currencies from the tourists. Due to the sadden disappearance of tourists, we are afraid that these people might turn and start killing these wildlife for food and this has also brought our attention to look for alternative measures on how to help this community,the wildlife and their habitats from destruction. We therefore plead for your help regardless of how small or big it is,be assured it will help safe a life. We reach to this idea after following the greater impact of the covid-19 in the region. Every single donation will be well utilized for the benefit of this community.

With village elders and local administration officials who include the chiefs and the religious leaders,we will reach to the most vulnerable people who include the single mothers,the orphans and the poor families which cannot be able to put a single meal on their tables due to this pandemic hardship. We look forward to offer basics needs like food;maize flour, beans,rice,kales,cabbages, potatoes, cooking oil,salt, water, masks,sanitizers and awareness about the covid-19 pandemic in grass roots.

We are targeting to reach upto six hundred families or more in various families and local "manyattas"(maasai cultural villages) within the maasai mara triangle region.


Your donation/support will directly be beneficial to these vulnerable maasai families!!

Through your support, this mission will be accomplish.

Feel free incase of any question to reach out to us through the email addresses provided!!


Join us,donate, share and support!!

Thank you, ahsante sana, ashe oleng!!

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Thank you Robert for everything, sending everyone in the village our love and support now and always!

Kathleen Burke

Backed with $250.00 On May 27, 2020

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Sending all my love from New York, stay safe!

Hillary Sussek

Backed with $10.00 On May 26, 2020

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This is a bucket list trip for me. I hope to visit one day. Good luck!

Rayna Sussek

Backed with $20.00 On May 23, 2020

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Emily Daniels

Backed with $25.00 On May 23, 2020

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To Robert and the communities of the Masaii Mara - our family trip to visit your home last August was nothing short of spectacular, due in large part to the friendship we built with you. We are so saddened to learn of the impact this pandemic is having on your home, your family, and friends, and hope that our monthly contribution will help in your time of need. With much love, Caiti and Patrick

Caiti Donovan

Backed On May 23, 2020 Amount Hidden

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Robert CARLOS

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Naturalist/ Tourguide Maasai Mara, Mara Triangle. Love wildlife/Nature.

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Jackson Kimanjoi

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Ann Saruni

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Caiti Donovan

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