Land Acquisition and Housing
When the Batwa were forced out of the forests, they were left with nowhere to live. They have been mostly squatters with no homeland of their own. Acquisition and ownership of good land close to their ancestral territory is essential. It is clear that land ownership and permanent settlements contribute to the most positive changes among populations such as increased food security, improved social status and long term planning. Thus, the purchase of land and appropriate housing should be a priority intervention. With the confidence that the land they live on is theirs and cannot be taken from them, the Batwa people can flourish.