Location: Maasai Steppe, Tanzania
Grant Amount: $47,500
Program Website: africanpeoplewildlife.org/
Areas of Impact: Economic Sustainability, Education, Environmental Sustainability
Mission of African People & Wildlife
The African People & Wildlife Fund (APW) builds the capacity of rural Africans to engage in conservation and sustainable livelihood strategies that promote the dual objectives of biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation. APW emphasizes the importance of place-based and community-led initiatives that support the collective management of natural resources for the mutual benefit of people and wildlife.
The African People & Wildlife Fund works to empower Maasai women to protect their natural resources for themselves and for future generations, through entrepreneurship and environmentally-friendly small business development.
Why We Love This Project
We love this project’s focus on poverty reduction, women’s empowerment and environmental sustainability. By working with Maasai women who are the principal manager of natural resources in this region, AFRPW is helping to protect communal lands, reduce human-wildlife conflict, support active rangeland management, foster conservation and economic empowerment of these women.