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The Challenges They Face

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Climate Change

These people live without any resources to rely on during extreme weather conditions. During droughts their cattle die and many of their people are in danger of dying.

Dividing the  Land

Recently, the land has been privatized, which will break down the Maasai way of living as community.  Parcels of land are being fenced and are sold so that the people can feed their families.


For the first time in their history the Maasai are also finding themselves needing money for healthcare and education of their children. When they sell their land, they are in danger of losing their dignity and their way of life. This is much like what has happened to the indigenous  peoples of the United States and Canada.

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