How We Work

Identify:

We use our experience in the tourism industry to identify programs with the best chance for success. We vet our partners thoroughly and conduct site visits to ensure that we are creating livelihoods that are truly lifting people out of poverty.

Build Capacity:

We plan the dive and dive the plan. We create detailed work plans with our local partners and contribute funds that provide specialized training and capacity building support so our partners can learn how to manage their own business.

Connect:

We connect our social enterprise partners to a customer base of travellers using our contacts in the travel and tourism industry, ensuring immediate profitability of the business, and setting them up for long-term success.

A traveller watches a Guatemalan woman weave in her home.

Accommodation

We work with community associations to build capacity of families to host guests and benefit from sharing their culture with travellers.

Meals

We work with restaurants and cafés that are providing jobs, training and skills for marginalized populations, or supporting non-profits with mandates that benefit communities, women and youth.
Female entrepreneur Dorica shows off her delicious meals
Three smiling Indian women lean on a taxi.

Transport

We work with social enterprises that empower women to take on roles traditionally reserved for male counterparts, breaking down gender inequality.

A few transport projects:

Handicrafts

We harness transferable skills and preserve culture by creating workshop space and a guaranteed customer base for handicraft businesses.
A smiling Tanzanian women holds up a tie-dye scarf.
A Costa Rican man holds up a coffee sapling.

Tours

We work with communities who have never been part of the hospitality or tourism industry before to create authentic experiences.