Hadza’s Meleka

Courtesy of Meleka Organization

Courtesy of Meleka Organization

Courtesy of David Choe

Courtesy of Meleka Organization

Courtesy of Meleka Organization

Courtesy of Meleka Organization

The Hadza people are important to society because they hold the key to many doors of humanity’s past, from their diet, language, to overall culture the Hadza’s story is timeless.  Hadza people are some of the last hunter gathers remaining on the earth. Located in Tanzania the tribe has a population of about 1,000 people left and out of those a even smaller portion still live by the hunter gatherer lifestyle. The Hadza are a walking embodiment of the phrase live off the land. The Hadza eat whatever they can find for the most part, honey is one of their specialties. They use birds to guide them to honey combs and  stick their hands into hives with no precaution. 


The Hadza have microbiomes that are unlike most of the worlds and because of its novelty scientist have gone as far as to *analyze their waste* to see what they can learn from the Hadza’s diet. As society advances technologically we forget that the resources we use come from the earth, the Hadza are a reminder of what life use to be like thousands of years ago and how being in tune with nature makes like easier. Due to the outside world becoming more and more prominent the Hadza have been faced with obstacles, food not being an abundance as it use to be being the major one.  The Meleka foundation is a non profit organization founded by Hannah Sparkman whose goal is to empower and understand the lives of the Hadza people. The Meleka foundation is set to release a feature film this year on the Hadza that has been in the works for the last five years. To learn more about the Hadza people and ways to help them links can be found below.





*Meleka Organization*





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