The Dorobo Fund is not here to pave new roads, but rather to allow ancient ones to resume their natural path. We protect the cultures, people, landscapes and biodiversity of Tanzania through improved livelihoods and conservation.
The Dorobo Fund believes a healthy ecosystem balances the different and often competing needs of people, ecosystems, wildlife, government, and business. Today, these competing interests have never been so pronounced, with infrastructure development, shifts in livelihoods, increased food production, and a rapidly growing population.
Fortunately, solutions exist and we are funding them in hopes to see benefits for people, places and wildlife in Tanzania. Our primary focus is the livelihood of hunter-gatherer and pastoral societies in northern Tanzania, ensuring that their way of life is recognized and respected. We believe when communities are empowered, when they can own, manage, and benefit from their land and resources, we are all better off.
We are helping to secure land rights, improve livelihoods, educate new leaders, and create healthier and more sustainable communities.