• Advocafe

    Manila, Philippines
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Advocafe is social enterprise that supports the indigenous people of the Philippines efforts for sustainable living.The cafe serves a range of fair trade coffee and tea with profits going back into the community and towards their programs, which include education, environment and livelihood programs.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Bambike Ecotours

    Manila, Philippines
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    Bambike is a socio-ecological enterprise based in the Philippines that hand-makes bamboo bicycles with fair-trade labor and sustainable building practices. They run eco tours around Manila on the bicycles made by Gawad Kalinga villagers here in the Philippines.
  • 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.
  • Blue Ventures

    Ambergris Caye, Belize
    Categories: dive center
    Blue Ventures offers marine conservation expeditions in Belize and Madagascar to monitor the organisation's impact on marine conservation in the mentioned areas. Volunteers contribute through data collection during research dives and the profit made goes to their marine conservation organisation. They operate as social enterprise, which consists of a non-profit conservation organisation and a for-profit business, which fuels the conservation organisation.
  • Bread Of Life

    Da Nang, Vietnam
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Bread Of Life is a restaurant in Da Nang that serves high quality fresh & authentic Western food. What makes them special is that most of the waiters, cooks and baristas are deaf and the restaurant runs programs to support and train deaf staff. The restaurant is open daily from 7 am to midnight so you can always drop in for a meal that goes towards a good cause. Check out their Facebook page too as they offer weekly specials on their food and drink items.
  • 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.