Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana

 
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana posted a progress report
    We are in Botswana
    By - Neva Morrison - Managing Director
    This has been a long time coming.  Early in 2012 we sent our board member Jim Brumm to Botswana to deliver food and water, and drill a well, now that the San had won water rights.  Jim found that many of the local NGO's that were working with the San had dissolved and the San, after winning their court battles...
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks so much for the update!
      • 2 years ago
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana posted a progress report
    With or Without Permission
    By - Neva Adamson - Managing Director
    First Peoples Worldwide, and myself, Neva Adamson would like to apologize for the long period of silence regarding our food and water delivery project to the San peoples of the Kalahari.  First Peoples Worldwide has pretty much given up on getting a response from the Botswana government, but we have not given up on the...
    • 3 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update! Your current plan sounds like a good one! Politics can get in the way of doing charitable work, but you are to be commended for persevering! Best wishes for your drilling project!
      • 3 years ago
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $8,625 from an original funding goal of $10,000!
    • 3 years ago
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana posted a progress report
    Denial hopefully a mistake
    By - Neva Adamson - Managing Director
    Alright everyone, this has been a long process on getting this project off the ground.  We have been working with local organizations and the Botswana government to ensure that we purchase the most needed supplies, as well as have the proper permits to do the food and water delivery project to the San...
    • 4 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update; hopefully you will be able to launch your project soon! Best wishes for your success! Your project is very worthwhile!
      • 4 years ago
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana has received 45 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana has made updates to their project page.
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana posted a progress report
    September 2010 Update
    By - Johna Van Noy - Office Manager
    The San have inhabited the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) since time immemorial, tracing back approximately 40,000 years as the oldest hunting and gathering society known to man. They are keepers of traditional wisdom and knowledge and were unjustly evicted from their homes in Botswana's CKGR. In 2006, the San...
    • 4 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update, although the news is sad; how could any tribe be denied access to water? It is wonderful that you are delivering food & water to the San community! Best wishes for your continued success!
      • 4 years ago
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    • Neva Adamson
      Neva Adamson We wonder the same thing. The story is even worse that water for a swimming pool was approved, but not water for drinking for the San. The unfortunate piece to this is we can only go off of hearsay until I can get over there, which hopefully will be in the very near future (a month or two). Then I can we can really... Read more »
      • 4 years ago
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana has made updates to their project page.
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana posted a progress report
    July 2010 Update
    By - Neva Adamson - Managing Director
    Staff at Kuru (an umbrella for local CKGR San organizations) recently met with council officials of the social and community department. While some food rations are being distributed by this department, the issue of water continues to be of serious concern. Because of the difficulties involved in delivering water – the...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana posted a progress report
    April 2010 Update
    By - Jessica Friswell - Keepers of the Earth Coordinator
    In order to continue the food, supply, and water delivery project, those responsible for the transport of goods into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have been securing necessary additional permits. The application is currently pending with the Social Welfare and Development Office in Ghanzi, Botswana. Barring any...
    • 5 years ago
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    • Miriam E
      Miriam E Thanks for the update!
      • 5 years ago
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana has received 48 donations
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana posted a progress report
    December 2009 Update
    By - Jessica Friswell - Research and Internship Coordinator
    First Peoples Worldwide is working with our local contacts to deliver relief items to resettled San communities in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. We are currently working to transition the model for short term relief to San communities into a longer-term more sustainable model. By linking our delivery...
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    • norahxenos
      norahxenos I think this report is excellent. It is clear, factual and illustrates the focus FPW has on the global community. Keep up the good work!
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    • delphinakim
      delphinakim it was ok; i was hoping to find out specifically what the activities have been.
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    • Neva Adamson
      Neva Adamson I agree with Delphinakim. I am heading this project and we had run into some difficulties, however they are being cleared up. Seems the timelime I would have liked them to be solved isnt up to me, especially in another country, but the government has responded positively and we are waiting to hear for a definite go ahead.... Read more »
      • 4 years ago
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana posted a progress report
    First Round a Success!
    By - Jessica Friswell - Research and Internship Coordinator
    First Peoples Worldwide has completed a successful delivery circuit in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve to bring food, water, and supplies to the four resettled San communities. First Peoples has ensured that Indigenous San are engaged in the delivery process because they are best received by members of the resettled San...
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    • Devon
      Devon This snapshot of a reality outside my world increases my awareness and desire to contribute.
      • 6 years ago
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    • Neva Adamson
      Neva Adamson Devon - thanks for your inspirational post! What I would love is to bring all of our friends who have donated to this project over to Botswana to meet the San, but I will return with many photos and videos and share as much as they would like me to share.With heartfelt gratitude,
      • 4 years ago
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana has received 119 donations
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  • Provide food & water to 260 San People in Botswana has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Neva Adamson

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Fredericksburg, VA United States

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