OUR CONTRIBUTION

Together, we can make a difference.
Together, we can effectively help women, children and families all over the globe.
Together, we can raise good global citizens and make this a better world for our children.

When you book with us, 50% of our profits go directly to organizations and projects that work with women and children worldwide. Projects in family health, education and conservation that will directly impact the lives of underprivileged families.

Learn about the projects we currently support:

Established in 2003, by global adventure travel company G Adventures’ founder, Bruce Poon Tip, Planeterra Foundation is a non-profit organization that has contributed millions of dollars towards projects in areas of social enterprise, healthcare, conservation, and emergency response.

Planeterra’s commitment to foster social enterprises in the tourism industry is perfectly aligned with Our Whole Village’s mission of promoting travel as a force for change.

In 2017, we’re FUNdraising $5,000 for Planeterra’s 50 in 5 campaign, where they’ll fund 50 new social enterprise projects by 2020, changing the lives of local people in communities in over 35 countries by providing them with access to the benefits of tourism.

Click here to make a direct donation.

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Fundação Almerinda Malaquias (FAM)

Fundação Almerinda Malaquias (FAM) is a Brazilian non-profit based in Novo Airão, on the Rio Negro River about 180 km upstream of Manaus. Established in 1997, the organization aims at improving the quality of life of the local inhabitants through education, the creation of new opportunities, integration in the work field and development of new markets. Their activities are currently divided in three areas:

Generating income for the family

Locals are trained in making small pieces of wooden furniture, sculptures,marquetry, educational games, joinery, objects made out of recycled paper, soaps and natural candles… The technical training is completed with general courses such as micro-enterprise management, the economy of raw material, service and marketing. The first activities started in the year 2000.

Environmental education

An ecological literacy program for children ages 5 to 12. It includes teachings on local flora and fauna, natural resources, organic agriculture, recycling, moral values and the appreciation of the local culture. This program started in 2005.

A new program, currently in need of funding, aims at helping teenagers (ages 13 to 16) with professional orientation, environmental management and ecotourism through technical and artistic activities.

Sustainable use of natural resources

Sustainability is the goal of the Ekobe (indigenous Tupi word meaning “life”) project, a training center located 6 km from the city of Novo Airao. Idealized in 2007, FAM acquired 32 hectares of forest and, with the help of the Japanese government, implemented a basic infrastructure in the area: lodging, a classroom for the awareness-raising of the local population in the field of forest exploitation, agroforestry, permaculture and apiculture. Seed collecting, the creation and maintenance of nurseries will allow reforestation in damaged areas as well family run agriculture. The project combines the spreading of new technologies with the endemic knowledge of the forest people. An ecological trail gives the chance to visitors to discover the Amazon flora and its wealth.

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