In 2020, KPF Is Fighting COVID-19 Alongside San Communities  

botswana

Working to support the efforts of those distributing soap and hand sanitizer to San communities in
Central Botswana and
Western Ngamiland.

Supporting the translation of Coronavirus information into a variety of southern African languages, including !Xun, Ju|'hoan,
G|ui, G||ana, and Naro.

Providing help to unemployed San workers
at Dqae Qare
Game Farm, D'kar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

namibia

Helping to fund the distribution of soap and disinfectant in these communities as well:

  • KPF has provided facilitation for needed translations, logistical support, and fuel funding f0r a team now 
    distributing COVID-19 guidelines in English and Ju|'hoansi, soap, disinfectant, washing powder, maize meal, and schoolbooks
    to more than 40 communities in the Nyae Nyae region.

  • With KPF funding,
    a second soap and disinfectant order
    will arrive soon
    in Mangetti Dune.

south africa

Funding access to clean drinking water for the ǂKhomani San community at Andriesvale.

Received a
10,000 ZAR pledge from the Council of the South African Archaeological Association to support our
translation efforts and
pamphlet printing.

Funding a local NGO, SASDO,
to bundle and distribute soap, masks,
and Coronavirus information to the !Xun and Khwe of Platfontein.

 

Monitoring the situation of the Platfontein residents

Click here for a video about the current situation there.

across southern africa

Continuing to translate Coronavirus information into local languages, with three more language group translations recently completed:
 Khoekhoegowab, Afrikaans,
and Otjiherero.

KPF's English-language COVID information templates have been requested by linguists and others working with
click-speaking indigenous
Hadza and Sandawe people of Tanzania
and have been sent to them.

 

For the latest COVID-19 infection rates
across the continent,
access the

Johns Hopkins
COVID-19 Map

here.

 

May Highlights...

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for
Future Updates.

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Thank you!

Welcome to the Kalahari Peoples Fund

The Kalahari Peoples Fund was founded in 1973 by members of the Harvard  Kalahari Research Group and has held 501(c)(3) status since 1978.  For  almost 40 years our organization has been composed of volunteer  professional anthropologists, development workers, linguists, educators and  other experts who have worked closely with these peoples and are familiar with their contemporary situations. 

Photos © 2020 Kalahari Peoples Fund

below are photos of our current projects in Nyae Nyae, Omaheke, Platfontein, and

the ǂKhomani Farms

Prior Updates...

In Namibia, our COVID-19 illustrated posters in English and several Kalahari languages were officially adopted by Namibia's Ministry of Health and Social Services for use throughout the country.

In South Africa, we provided COVID-19 prevention & health information to the ǂKhomani San.

In South Africa, we began supporting the translation of COVID-19 materials into !Xun and Khwedam.

In Namibia, KPF began funding the translation and dissemination of Coronavirus materials for Ju|'hoansi,
!Xun, and Himba communities in Tsumkwe, Tsumkwe West,
Na Jaqna Conservancy, and Kaokoveld.

Across Southern Africa, KPF worked with local contacts to gather information on COVID-19 infection rates at that time:

  • Namibia - 16 infections, 10 recoveries

  • Lesotho - No COVID-19 cases
    (see
    update here)

  • Botswana - 21 active cases, 1 death,
    no recoveries

  • Zimbabwe - 23 active cases, 3 deaths,
    2 recoveries

  • Mozambique - 33 active cases,
    no deaths, 8 recoveries

  • Angola - 17 active cases, 2 deaths,
    6 recoveries

  • Zambia - 36 active cases, 3 deaths,
    more than 30 recoveries

  • Malawi - 17 active cases, 3 deaths,
    3 recoveries

  • South Africa - 2,515 active cases,
    65 deaths, and 1,055 recoveries

To combat TB (which makes San even more susceptible to COVID-19),
KPF is partnering with a group of British volunteers to fund ongoing TB treatment and research in the Nyae Nyae area of Namibia
after government funding was withdrawn in March 2020.

About

Our organization provides responsible information and research on the Kalahari peoples for lawyers, students, volunteers and eco-travelers interested  in Southern Africa.  We also give talks and workshops at many national and international venues to inform academia and the public about the current state of the Kalahari peoples.  

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The Kalahari Peoples Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, relies on donations from individuals, families, businesses, and foundations. Your on-going support means a great deal to KPF and even more to the communities it serves.

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Our volunteers respond to requests by the San, Nama, Tyua and other indigenous Kalahari communities to advocate, advise, research and fundraising for emerging situations and much needed community projects.

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