THE FUTURE OF THE MASAI PEOPLE IN OUR MODERN WORLD
The colorfull and iconic Masai people and their culture are threatened by the the advent of the modern world and the climate changes, and it will have a huge impact on the people in Africa.
After many years of droughts caused by the climate change, the nature is changing and the basics and livelihood for the Masai are slowly dissapearing. The Masai are a noble and dignified people who, in spite of the huge pressure from the outside world, proudly have managed to maintain the traditionel way of living and cultural identity.
The Masai culture and barter economy is build on pastoralism, and their cattle are the cornerstone in their lives and if more and more draughts are killing the cattle, the Masai will loose their identity and their way of life, as we know it today, will dissapear. So they really do need help from the modern industriel world in order to consist - they will not be able to make it by themselves.
The Masai people have suffered a lot for many years due to the consequences of greed from powerfull people and companies, who wanted to own more and more land. A trend, which unfurtunately is seen many places around the world. And now in addition to that, the climate changes have increased the pressure on the Masai. If you ask the Masai people themselves, some of them don`t believe in a future, like they used to know it.
Fortunately we are a lot of people around the world, hoping for the survival of the Masai culture and a lot of actions have been taken, with the purpose of helping with education, farming and wildlife preservation. Additionally many helping projects are focusing on clean drinking water, which also is a big need. New water tanks and new drilings are established around the country.
The world will be a much poorer place to live in, if the Masai people and their proud culture dissapears.