50 social enterprises. 5 years.

Over the next five years, the Planeterra Foundation will raise $5 Million CAD to integrate 50 new social enterprise projects into G Adventures itineraries by 2020, changing the lives of local people in communities in over 35 countries by providing them with access to the benefits of tourism.

Together, we can create opportunities and change lives through travel.

The first year of the 50 in 5 Campaign well underway, and Planeterra has been busy developing 11 new projects. Stay tuned as we complete the first set of projects and add details to the website. Our projects are always in need of extra funding, so please consider making a donation.

Projects Launched in 2016

Barauli Community Homestay

Chitwan, Nepal
This small town located next to the famous Chitwan National Park can now welcome travellers into their homestays. This provides the community with a sustainable livelihood.

Bike with Purpose

Caye Caulker, Belize
This island bike tour shows travellers all the popular sites but through a local lens of a student. The social enterprise gives youth a chance to learn business skills and earn money for their education.

Magdas Migrant Employment Hotel

Vienna, Austria
The European Migrant Crisis has displaced millions of people. The Magdas hotel is trying to provide job opportunities in tourism for migrants settling in Vienna.

Tengger Community Homestay

Mount Bromo, Indonesia
The Tengger people who have lived on the side of the Mount Bromo volcano for centuries are now able to host travellers in their homes, and teach them about their connection with the land.

Women’s Pottery Co-op

San Ignacio, Belize
This pottery workshop and store is managed by a group of women who wanted to share their Mayan pottery with visitors and make it a full time job that will help the support their families.

Ubuntu Community Lunch

Nakuru, Kenya
A farm-to-table lunch experience for travellers heading to the Maasai Mara. The cafe provides jobs for community members, and contributes proceeds to education and health programs for families.

Bali Community Lunch

Ubud, Indonesia
This is a lunch for travellers that benefits a training program for people living with disabilities. Students of the training program cook a delicious meal and share their stories with guests.

El Hongo Community Restaurant

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Located in one of the underserved neighbourhoods beyond the tourist strip, this restaurant is volunteer run and supports a community drop in program for at-risk youth.

Turkey Community Park

Guneysinir, Turkey
An almond park was created as a solution to combat erosion of the land. The park provides a social gathering place for both travellers and community members, and will also produce almonds for sale.

Cafe Chloe Training Restaurant

Queensland, Australia
A vocational training program built in a re-purposed railway station that provides hospitality skills to Aboriginal youth, while also providing a delicious meal and fun workshop for travellers.

Cast Away Ocean Science

A citizen science project on board the G Adventures Expedition ship. The data collected is pooled with samples from all around the globe to gain insight into how oceans are being affected by climate change.