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Fatima Jibrell's story is one of love for her people and the environment that supports their way of life, learn how she turned her vision of peace and conservation into reality.
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“We did not do it alone. We involved our community leaders and together, we were able to achieve results. As pastoralists, we cross over into each other’s land for pasture and water. We share resources. We could not let the tension break out into civil war because the effects would have been felt even by future generations.”
After the collapse of the Somali Central Government in 1991, some pastoralists began to enclose pasture land to themselves due to absence of land use regulations. Continued enclosure of pasture land by individual pastoralists has had serious consequences over the years and this escalated during the recent drought, affecting the lives of the same pastoralists and their families.
Now well into her 50's, tirig wayrah has an incessant love for volunteering in her community, which driven by a relentless spirit to help. in addition to their daily chores, she and a group of women spend time carrying out sanitation work in their town. in the afternoons, she has to serve tea in the market, to make a living.
Year by year, with your support, we have grown steadily, developing and strengthening our relationships with communities on the ground. We have expanded our work, first within Somalia and then to Kenya and South Sudan.
With your support, this is how we changed the story in 2015.
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