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. If you decide to include a visit to the Hadza homeland on your trip to Tanzania, consider your choices carefully when choosing a safari company or tour guide. Currently, we at the Hadza Fund know of two companies that follow socially and environmentally responsible practices that invest in Hadza communities: Kisima Ngeda and Dorobo Safaris. Please consider them when planning your trip. Other safari companies may claim to give back to the Hadza community and invest in their well-being, but the companies listed here have a strong record of doing the right thing. If you're looking for other ways to help the Hadza people, check out the Dorobo Fund, and the Ujamaa Community Resource Trust, which support land rights activities and community natural resource management for the Hadza people and other imperilled communities in Tanzania.




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.





Contact

Hadza Fund, c/o Dr. Brian Wood

UCLA, Department of Anthropology

375 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

info@hadzafund.org

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