• Artisans D'Angkor

    Stung Thmey Street
    Categories: artwork & crafts, clothing shop
    Artisans Angkor has developed from the ambitious belief that it is possible to revive ancient Khmer Arts & Crafts while improving the lives of thousands of people living in rural areas.
  • 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
  • Bloom Microventures

    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Categories: tour operator, microfinance
    Bloom Microventures, a non-profit social business, offers socially-responsible poverty-fighting day tours (microfinance tours) to marginalized communities in the developing world. Tours are conducted in a small village outside of Hanoi. All tour members will visit the recipient of the microloan their tour fee is funding.
  • 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.
  • Cafe de las Sonrisas

    Granada, Nicaragua
    Categories: artwork & crafts, restaurant/cafe
    Cafe de las Sonrisas, or Café of Smiles is a cafe run entirely by people who are either deaf or mute. They have delicious Nicaraguan coffee grown in the northern hills of the country. In addition to running the cafe, they have an amazing workshop next door where they make hammocks by hand. It’s actually the first coffee shop in the Americas, and the 4th of it's kind in the world. Café de las Sonrisas is the brainchild of a man who goes by the name of Tio Antonio, and he runs an NGO by the same name that is dedicated to creating jobs for people who have difficulties that make it hard for them to become integrated in the labor market. Café de las Sonrisas is all about giving people dignity – giving people an opportunity to work, and earn money, and better their lives. The cafe and the adjacent hammock workshop and showroom employs 45 people, not all of them deaf mutes, but all with some life difficulties. That’s 45 lives changed forever. Simply by giving them a job.
  • 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.
  • Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate

    Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
    Categories: ecotourism, restaurant/cafe, tour operator
    Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate is a small family run business in Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica. Their mission is to make high-quality products from locally sourced, organic, and fair trade raw products. They are the area's original bean-to-bar chocolate maker, and the only locally sourced fresh roasted coffee.