• As Green as it Gets Tours

    Antigua, Guatemala
    Categories: tour operator
    AGAIG runs local tours of the coffee plantation and the local artisans working in the San Miguel Escobar. These local tours directly support their efforts within the community to train and empower local farmers and businesses.
  • Baan Unrak Children's Village

    Kanchanaburi, Thailand
    Categories: restaurant/cafe, bookstore, internet cafe
    A delicious vegetarian cafe and bakery in town - one of the best options in Sangkhlaburi outside of hotel and guest-houses. The bakery supports an orphanage outside of town and is run completely by locals and the support of international volunteers. In addition to the bakery, the organization runs an internet cafe, used bookstore, and sells handicrafts made by the children and their local caregivers. Further location details: located on Nongloo Rd, across from the wat, or view this town map: http://www.baanunrak.org/sangklaburi_map.html
  • Big Brother Mouse

    Luang Prabang, Laos
    Categories: bookstore
    Big Brother Mouse is proudly Lao-owned. The group is based in Lao, with a Lao staff and aims to bring books to Lao children. In Lao, access to these types of learning materials is very difficult so Brother Mouse publishes and distributes books that encourage literacy and reading. Travelers in Laos can visit one of the organization's office (in Vientiane and Luang Prabang) and pick out books to handout as they continue traveling through towns and rural regions. The books are a wonderful way to support the local communities for those who feel compelled to give something to the children and communities they encounter. Clear directions to the two Big Brother Mouse offices: http://www.bigbrothermouse.com/visit.html
  • Brown Bread Bakery

    Varanasi, India
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    The Brown Bread Bakery offers a wide range of very tasty organic and fresh Western foods (the owners are German) and is a highly rated spot for travelers visiting the Golden Temple in Varanasi.
  • Cakes With A Conscience

    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Cakes with a Conscience mission is to offer high-quality "made-from-scratch" brownies, tarts, and cakes in a business model committed to making a positive change in our world, one cake at a time! This Raleigh (NC)-based artisanal baker donates a portion of all profits to programs educating girls and women as a means to fight gender-based violence and oppression.
  • Cambolac Art & Souveniers

    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Categories: artwork & crafts
    Started in 2011, Cambolac produces and sells high quality souvenirs, creating jobs for local community in the context of booming tourism in Cambodia. By 2014, Cambolac provides about 60 employments, among which half are hearing impaired young adults and others are vulnerable poor populations from Angkor’s Park.
  • Elephant Nature Park

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    Elephant Nature Park was established in the 1990′s to provide a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants. The park is located in the Chiang Mai province and provides a sanctuary for dozens of distressed elephants from all over Thailand. Visitors are welcomed to visit the centre for one or more days offering a variety of elephant encounters.
  • Elephant Valley Project

    Sen Monorom, Cambodia
    Categories: ecotourism
    The Elephant Valley Project is an ecotourism project that provides an alternative approach to elephant care, rehabilitation and conservation. Located 11km from Sen Monorom in Mondulkiri province, it is part of The Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment. (E.L.I.E) is a non-government organization (NGO) that manages several different wild and captive elephant-based programs in the province. E.L.I.E.’s primary goal is to improve the health and welfare of captive elephants and assist their wild counterparts protected in the province of Mondulkiri. E.L.I.E.’s secondary goal is to work with the Bunong people who live in the village of Putrom and/or own elephants across the province, assisting them in solving some of the problems that they face every day. There are many different options for visiting the elephants and supporting this organization: *Day Visit* Spend a full day with the elephants, shadowing two families of elephants in the jungle for the morning and afternoon. Learn about the elephants, the local mahouts, the forest and conservation. Bookings are possible Mondays – Fridays. Price = $85 ($80 per person + $5 Protected Area Contribution Fee) Includes return transport from Sen Monorom and lunch *Day Visit With Volunteering* For those on a budget, you can also visit for the day and lend a hand. You will get to meet one group of elephants in the morning in the forest and then do some volunteer work onsite in the afternoon. Bookings possible on Mondays – Fridays. Price = $55 ($50 per person + $5 Protected Area Contribution Fee) Includes return transport from Sen Monorom and lunch *Multi-Day Visits* 2-day, 3-day and 5-day visits are also available, and all include some volunteer time. More information on these extended visits <a href="http://www.elephantvalleyproject.org/visit-the-valley/visit-options/" target="_blank"> HERE</span></a>.
  • Freebird Cafe

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Categories: clothing shop, restaurant/cafe
    Free Bird Cafe is charity cafe established to support the work of Thai Freedom House, a language and arts community learning center for indigenous people and refugees.
  • Heaven Restaurant & Bar

    Kigali, Rwanda
    Categories: restaurant/cafe, artwork & crafts
    Heaven features international fusion cuisine and the restaurant invests energy in training and supporting Rwanda's tourism industry. The restaurant, though initiated and run by a foreigner employs local Rwandans the vast majority of work. Additionally, Rwandan craftspeople painstakingly produced everything in the restaurant, from the chairs and tables to the artwork on the walls. The restaurant offers wifi and local crafts so tourist passing through can sample fusion cuisine made from locally grown ingredients, buy local crafts, and take in the views of Kigali. The Heaven Restaurant & Bar is located in Kiyovu, three streets downhill from Mille Collines Hotel.