Locations: Playa Potrero and Brasilito in the region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Focus Areas: Children & Youth, Education, Community Development, Society, Social Enterprise, Empowerment of Women
Abriendo Mentes is a NGO that operates in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, working with local communities to enhance their educational and economic opportunities by directly engaging with rural and underprivileged individuals. Through a variety of programs addressing both youth and adult needs, Abriendo Mentes focuses on promoting community development by emphasizing on youth programs, adult education, methods to empower women's economic opportunities, as well as raising awareness in regards to health issues and the local environment.
Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Focus Areas: Community Development, Children & Youth, Education, Health & Nutrition, Poverty Alleviation
Bolivia Digna is a small, locally-run charity based in Cochabamba, Bolivia, that supports children and young adults living in some of the poorest communities in one of the poorest countries in Latin America. As the primary strategy for poverty alleviation and community development, Bolivia Digna emphasizes on education for pre-school children and children of school age, in addition to implementing projects that benefit their families, their community and the environment in which they live.
PEACE FOR CONSERVATION
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Focus Areas: Climate Change & Pollution, Conservation, Ecotourism, Environmental Initiatives, Natural Resource Management, Species & Habitat Protection, Sustainability
Peace for Conservation is a Tanzania-based organisation working to promote conservation by facilitating educational and sustainability initiatives. By bridging the gap between community involvement and awareness towards conservation, Peace for Conservation works to create positive dynamic change through improved visual awareness in the local community for effective conservation, whilst at the same time improving livelihood opportunities.
PERFORMING LIFE BOLIVIA
Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Focus Areas: Children & Youth, Micro-Enterprise, Health, Education, Food Program
Performing Life Bolivia is a NGO that works to help impoverished youth who work or live on the streets of Cochabamba, Bolivia, by teaching them essential life skills to help them avoid the pitfalls of drugs and delinquency, as well as providing them with the opportunity to attain an education. The flagship program of the NGO is a Circus Arts program which began in 2006 and is the oldest of the organisation's youth programs, allowing participants to engage in various circus-related activities that helps them build confidence and self-esteem, develop coordination and improve concentration.
Location: Belo, Cameroon
Focus Areas: Children & Youth, Education, Ecotourism, Environmental Protection, Women Development
Website: RUDEC Cameroon
The Rural Development Center (RUDEC) is a NGO supporting the rural community of Belo, Cameroon. In 2001, RUDEC Cameroon was conceptualized focusing on the need to alleviate the suffering of children in rural communities; in assisting and empowering women whose rights were being violated; and in developing ecotourism projects as a way to address environmental concerns. RUDEC Cameroon works to identify opportunities, locate resources and establish appropriate partnerships to provide solutions to local communities.
Location: Multiple locations in Rajasthan, India (Jodhpur city, Setrawa and Solankiya Tala villages)
Focus Areas: Empowerment of Women (focusing on supporting girls and women from Dalit communities who experience discrimination as a result of their gender, their caste and their socio-economic status), Education, Health, Micro-Enterpise
Sambhali Trust is a NGO that works to support disadvantaged girls and women from communities in Rajasthan, India, through initiatives that work to empower women as role models in their society; by providing educational opportunities that impart upon women self-esteem, confidence as well as vocational and social skills, women are alleviated from the discrimination and poverty that they encounter within their communities as a result of their gender, caste and socio-economic status.
Location: Pacific Coastal region of Southern Guatemala (Departments of Retalhuleu and Suchitepequez)
Focus Areas: Agriculture & Food, Community Development, Environment, Economics, Food Security, Health & Nutrition, Science & Technology, Sustainable Farming
Semilla Nueva is a Guatemalan NGO committed to developing strategies in aiding Guatemalan farmers face the profound environmental, political and structural challenges that they encounter in their farming practices. Operating in the southern Pacific Coastal region of Guatemala, Semilla Nueva currently partners with 25 rural communities, playing a vital role working directly alongside smallholder farmers in the push for lasting food security, better nutrition and longstanding solutions to the problems of malnutrition and poverty.
Location: Nsanje, Malawi
Focus Areas: Agricultural Development, Community Development, Education, Governance & Democracy, Health & Hygiene, Poverty Alleviation
Sustainable Rural Community Development (SURCOD) Malawi is a NGO that operates in the Nsanje District in the southern region of Malawi. Established in 2006 as a response to the needs and challenges affecting vulnerable communities in Chikwawa and Nsanje, SURCOD Malawi works to empower rural communities to ensure that they have adequate resources and training in order to tackle poverty, gender inequality and lack of access to healthcare.
Location: Cosanga, Ecuador
Focus Areas: Children & Youth, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Community Engagement
Sustainable Roots is a community-driven NGO working in Ecuador that aims to initiate and support projects which empower communities to preserve their cultural and natural resources. The NGO is based in the small village of Cosango located in the Andean mountains, devoting much of its work to youth-related issues as well as operating a long term study program to understand the best methods of reforestation as an initiative to offset carbon emissions.
Location: Accra, Ghana
Focus Areas: Children & Youth, Education, Healthcare, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, Women Development
The Anidaso Nsae Foundation (TANF) is a NGO based in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. TANF is dedicated to helping the neediest people in Ghana, providing free education and healthcare through partnerships with schools and health facilities to provide solutions to those who face poverty or remote and challenging lifestyles. The primary goal of TANF is in providing sponsorship to children who are in extremely needy circumstances or who are orphans, enabling them to attend school and gain access to basic healthcare which help in curing or preventing early childhood diseases.
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VIA FAIR TRAVEL
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Via Fair Travel helps travelers come into direct contact with hosts from unique places all over the world in an easy and open manner. Travellers discover the beauty of the planet through immersion opportunities with local cultures and communities. Via Fair Travel represents a travel platform specifically oriented towards sustainable travel experiences in its entirety.