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Join us in conserving landscape where indigenous people and wildlife can thrive for multiple generations to come!

The Sarara Foundation is one of the world’s most unique and compelling community conservation models building a stable future for both people and wildlife.

Sarara is working to protect the 850,000-acre Mathews Forest Range and provide cradle-to-career support for the Samburu community in Northern Kenya.

Our vision is for indigenous communities in Northern Kenya to continue to live alongside wildlife, retain and celebrate their unique cultural heritage and live sustainably and prosperously in a modern world for many generations to come.

Through this model, we hope to develop an open source blueprint for community conservation around the world.

Indigenous communities are the custodians of some of the largest remaining wilderness left in Africa, including many key endangered species.

The Sarara Foundation is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between indigenous communities, environmentalists, philanthropists and entrepreneurs who share the vision of creating and supporting a genuinely healthy and sustainable community.

In the last year the Foundation has succeeded to:

  • Enrol 200 Samburu children in Montesorri schools in the Conservancy.
  • Treat 1,500 mothers and children through the Paediatric and Maternal programs, with treatments ranging form mild symptoms to life saving interventions.
  • Support the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary to continue doing their remarkable work in rescuing, rehabilitating and returning baby elephants to the wild.

Our impact during the first quarter of 2021 here.

During 2021, we've also identified 4 critical health cases, of which 3 have successfully been treated. We're still fundraising for the 4th case:

  • Baby Christine received a new smile: here
  • Nitangas won her battle with hand contractures: here
  • Little Loisabwa's ranula was successfully treated: here
  • Support Meshak's life-threatening battle: here

Every dollar raised will be split between the Foundation's education, healthcare programs and the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. 100% of all donations go directly to our programs.

Now more than ever we need you, to keep our schools funded and to keep our health care team operational. Meeting critical human needs now creates a future for both wildlife and people, breaking the cycle of poverty before it truly sets in, is perhaps the most important thing we can do.

With gratitude,
Joffy & Jeremy Bastard

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One of the nomadic Montesorri schools in the Conservancy.

Our incredible nurse, Dorkas visiting a manyatta (homestead) in the Conservancy.

Namunyak Community Conservancy in Northern Kenya.

Baby Christine returning home after her successful cleft lip surgery.

Samburu Warriors

Namunyak Community Conservacy.