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What do the Ju/'Hoansi say?

Lets hear what the Ju/'Hoansi from Grashoek think about their Living Museum

ThomasThomas Kashe - Translator, Guide

The Museum has changed my life. In the past i suffered but now i'm better off. Now my children can go to school. By now we have visitors almost evtry day. Through the museum also the young people know that tradition is very important and that you must not throw away you culture. Also me as a guide - I learn more and more every day. For example i learn more about plants. I hope that my children will follow in my footsteps.

Kxau

Kxau N!aici - Healer

In the past me and my family survived only by collecting bushfood. Sometimes i also worked for some farmers and they gave me some money or food. Since we built the museum my life has changed positively. The guests from far away places who visit the museum are giving us money and sometimes also pens and clothes for the children. Me and my family want to spend our future her in Grashoek.

Morres

Khau Morris //`oce - Finances

In the past I was unemployed like a lot of other people- Now I work here as finance manager. Last week we received 4250 N$ (~ 500€) from the visitors. Thorugh the work in the museums at least 100 people can make a better living now. On the one hand we have a bigger income than in the past and so we can buy clothes and food and on the other hand we can deal with our original tradition of our people again. Through the museum especially the children want to keep in touch with the culture.

NaniN/ani Kashe - Hunter

Through the museum my life has become better. Like a lot of other people in the past I survived only with the plants from the bush and sometimes i could earn something through the work on some farms. Now I can get money from the museum. Because we do the museum together with the whole village I think we can move forward.

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