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.

We have launched over 30 new partnerships since the 50 in 5 Campaign was announced in 2015. As we seek our more partnerships, our upcoming projects are always in need of funding, so please consider making a donation.

Our newest partnerships

Kao Thep Pitak

Suratthani, Thailand
Kao Thep Pitak community ecotourism enterprise provides meals, activities and homestay experiences in southern Thailand. Planeterra provided training and renovations to the community centre and dining area, kitchen and washroom facilities so they could better serve travellers.

Lusumpuko Women’s Club

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Lusumpuko means “Progress” in the local language of Tonga, and this women’s cooperative started as a project rearing chickens. Now, the group provides catering services, cooking a traditional meal for over 1,000 international travellers annually.

Life Monteverde

Monteverde, Costa Rica
Life Monteverde is a cooperative of 37 families dedicated to the conservation and preservation of natural resources and works to educate both locals and international tourists and students about the need for sustainable practices in Costa Rica and beyond.

AidChild’s Equation Café & Gallery

Kayabwe, Uganda
Located on the Ugandan equator, this café and art gallery support the AidChild Leadership Institute (A.L.I.) who provide access to education, medical support, and care to more than 50 HIV-positive orphans at their centre in Entebbe.

Tamarind Gardens Farm

Digana, Sri Lanka
Tamarind Gardens is a farm and guesthouse which provides the Digana community with training and employment opportunities in hospitality. The farm’s dairy cows and garden provide vital nutrition to nearby households and an income source for the social enterprise, among other community-driven initiatives.

Favela Experience

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Through our partnership, Favela Experience has developed a new social enterprise tour, benefitting five micro-enterprise and community organizations. Planeterra donated funds for the facilities and equipment for the micro-enterprises, which represent a much-needed boost the community