Can I visit the Hadza?
Increased interest in the Hadza commnuity and improved access to their homeland has created new challenges for them. The influx of tourists in some parts of the Hadza homeland has been overwhelming, threatening to forever change their way of life. Much of the difficulty stems from uninformed or irresponsible tour and safari companies, who bring well-meaning tourists to Hadza camps but invest little or nothing in the Hadza community in return. A number of social problems, including alcoholism, domestic abuse, and malnutrition, can and do arise as a result of these short-sighted practices.
How does my Hadza Fund donation help?
Your donation provides health care to the Hadza community. Funds are used to support the Hadza Fund ambulance, transporting critically ill and injured women, men, and children from remote camps to regional hospitals and clinics. Your support also provides food and medicine for patients and their family during their hospital stay. The Hadza Fund supports preventative health care efforts as well, such as distributing mosquito nets to help prevent malaria.
Is the Hadza Fund a charity?
The Hadza Fund is a nonprofit corporation in the process of quickly applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. All donations will be tax deductible provided the IRS approves the Hadza Fund's application. While the Hadza Fund cannot make a warranty of tax deductibility until its application is approved, it fully expects the IRS to approve its application. The Hadza Fund will make its IRS determination letter available to all donors.