• Rural Odyssey

    New Delhi, India
    Categories: tour operator
    Rural Odyssey is a social enterprise that promotes responsible and community based tourism in northern India. They develop authentic cultural experiences for travellers, which incorporates the lives of some of India’s most rural communities. They aim to share their incredible culture, music, crafts, art forms and much more, while also contributing to the social end economic benefit of the local people. Take an off-the-beaten-path tour and immerse yourself into the real India while supporting local communities.
  • Rural Organization for Social Elevation and Village Tourism

    Uttarakhand, India
    Categories: hotel/guesthouse, tour operator
    Founded by members of the Kanda community in 1981, ROSE (also known as Koormanchal Seva Samsthan) is a community-based NGO working with locals and volunteers to improve the health, education and quality of life of the rural poor in this region while maintaining cultural integrity and ecological balance.
  • Sadhna Boutique

    Udaipur, India
    Categories: artwork & crafts, clothing shop
    A boutique selling handcrafted goods created by more than 700 women employed under fair trade standards. Sadhna not only offers beautiful clothes and goods that make wonderful souvenirs, they are a social enterprise dedicated to supporting and developing the women in the Sadhna program.
  • Saigon Hotpot

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Categories: tour operator
    Saigon Hotpot is a student run organisation started in 2006. It was one of the first voluntary clubs run by Vietnamese students from different universities with the aim to promote the beauty of Vietnam to the world, and create a dynamic environment for the self-development of local students. Students take you on tailor-made tours around the city, which includes anything from sightseeing the main attractions to tasting Vietnamese street food. The cost is free aside from the cost of entrance fees, food and drink.
  • Salaam Baalak Trust

    New Delhi, India
    Categories: tour operator
    The Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk is a 2 hour guided walk through the inner city streets of Paharganj and the area around New Delhi railway station. The walks are run by kids who used to live in the streets of Delhi before joining The Salaam Baalak Trust. The Salaam Baalak Trust is an Indian non-profit and non-governmental organisation providing care and protection support to street and working children in Delhi and NCR. All donations go towards the SBT projects which include health, education and social inclusion for disadvantaged youth in Delhi.
  • Sanon

    Bagan, Myanmar
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    A social enterprise of FRIENDS International, Sanon is a recently opened Burmese and Tapas restaurant in Bagan. Providing vocational training to marginalised youth in the Burmese community, the restaurant gives opportunity for work to those on the FRIENDS training programs.
  • Sapa O'Chau

    Sapa, Vietnam
    Categories: restaurant/cafe, ecotourism, tour operator, trekking, homestay
    The ethnic minorities of Vietnam need help to avoid the consequences of poverty, such as lack of sufficient housing, food and access to medical care. This facebook page aims to increase knowledge about Sapa O'Chau and our work to provide support the those who need it. The organization runs trekking tours and homestays throughout the Sapa region, and the cafe in town is a big hit with the local expats, backpackers, and locals alike. This organization is a wonderful way to use your tourism dollars responsibly when in the region and looking for ways to give back to the local community. Email: info@sapaochau.org for more information or specifics.
  • Sarangi Vegetarian Restaurant

    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Sarangi is a Vegetarian / Vegan community restaurant located right next door to Kathmandu Guest House. The restaurant supports local community projects that provide a platform to empower the Gandharba people of Nepal. They also adopt eco friendly practices such as aquaponics and a no plastic policy.
  • Selyn

    Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Categories: clothing shop, artwork & crafts
    Selyn was founded in 1991 to provide work and income for village women in Sri Lankan. Now the largest fair trade handicrafts organisation in Sri Lanka, Selyn has 5 stores selling fair trade items made all over the country. The organisation specialises in handmade toys, children’s accessories, educational and interactive toys, home accessories, household textiles and linens, garments, jewellery and many other products which you can pick up from their flagship store in Colombo. Shop for a cause and take home a souvenir with a story.
  • Sheroes Hangout

    Agra, India
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Sheroes Hangout is a remarkable social enterprise that proves to us all that there is triumph over hardship. The café is run by female acid attack survivors, providing opportunity for many women in the community to reintegrate into Indian society after suffering devastating assaults. Sheroes Hangout not only gives these women a place where they can feel confident and empowered, it is also a place that helps to raise awareness about acid attacks in India and provides support to those who need it most.