Our Impact in 2017
Last year marked a year of huge change for Planeterra. Looking back, we are delighted to share our 2017 Impact Report with you so you can read about the projects we supported, and celebrate with us on some of our amazing achievements along the way.
Our 2017 achievements were only possible with the ongoing support of Planeterra's investors and changemakers, our program partners, our fundraising volunteers, and through our founding partner, G Adventures. Together we are creating opportunities through travel.
Method Validation through the Inter-American Development Bank Multilateral Investment Fund
In 2012, Planeterra was granted with a $1 million multi-year partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank Multilateral Investment Fund to develop a sustainable community-based tourism (CBT) program in Central and South America. The aim of the project was to increase the competitiveness of micro and small enterprises (MSE) by optimizing their market access and efficiency in the tourism value chain. By partnering with a global tour operator on product development efforts, MSEs gain access to a ready market, capabilities and the tools to serve the market demand.
Five main CBT initiatives were developed to serve as the principal elements to which other micro and small businesses were linked, expanding the economic opportunities in each of the communities touched by the project.
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