Here is an interesting story to check out. It is about the impact that is created through allocations of small grant money to local community groups and organizations in Tanzania. In this case, the Maasai people in Tanzania benefitted when they used funds given to them by Global GreenGrants, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, to fight back against attempts by the Tanzanian government to transform their land into government property.
It was something the leaders of the community were able to do successfully, by mobilizing everyone and confronting the government about the despicable practice.
The Maasai people successfully stopped the effort of the government to seize their land, thanks to a recommendation for funding their community effort from Global GreenGrants Advisor for East Africa, Makko Sinandai.
“It’s a story about the traditional and the modern, colonialism and the power of indigenous communities, and above all about sustainability and social justice,” says Chris Abrams, Director of Communications at the Global GreenGrants Read more here.