“Jino Moja is coming!” His very name strikes fear into the hearts of the villagers surrounding the Arusha National Park. This one tusked elephant and his herd are famous for invading the crop fields. Maize, sugar cane and other vegetables are eaten and trampled underfoot.
Legend has it that Jino Moja lost his tusk during a clash with another male elephant in the farmlands. A nearby villager, Mr. Gere, tells of his first encounter with the one tusked elephant.
“I was inside the house at around 20h (8 pm) when I heard my wife scream. I took my machete and ran outside. There I saw sugar cane in my farm knocked down. A herd of elephants were inside my farm. I had heard stories about this herd. They invaded a neighbor’s farm and ate half of his maize crops. Everyone knows that Jino Moja is the stubborn one of the herd. Now he had found our farm too.
One farmer tried to chase him away. He was struck by the one tusked elephant. The man went down and the elephant herd went over him. He was crushed to the bone! In our village we know better and stay away when we know it’s him.
So even this night my machete was no match for Jino Moja. I just stood and watched while they tramped and destroyed my crops.”
Mr. Gere came to assist when Moses and his team were putting up the Phase Two of bee hive fences. He lives in a village 15Km away from where the first set of hives were installed. He heard about the success from the farmers there and hopes that he too might receive a beehive fence.
Because of what he has learned he is confident (as are we) that Jino Moja, the one tusked elephant has met his match with a beehive fence.
The word is getting around to the villagers surrounding the Arusha National Park. Because of the significant reduction of elephant invasions and crop destruction Moses is requesting assistance to build and install more beehives.
So we came up with a plan to get folk like you involved. For only $50 you can sponsor a beehive to save farmers’ crops and stop elephant killings.
For a short time when you sponsor a beehive Moses will paint your name (or the name of someone you care about) on a beehive. Imagine that, a part of you in Africa? A part of you involved in saving elephants and helping people?
Andreas, a young father in Europe dedicated a beehive to his baby boy. He wants elephants to be around in the wild when his child grows up.