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  • Welcome to My Yard

    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Categories: tour operator
    Welcome To My Yard is an innovative social enterprise partnering with street based Nepali children, young people and families and those at risk. Welcome To My Yard provides holistic community based support, practical education, training and savings schemes, including training their students in tourism so they can eventually run city tours on their own. Profits generated from the tours goes towards WTMY's not for profit projects with a social conscience.
  • Wild Sumatra

    Central Sumatra, Indonesia
    Categories: trekking, ecotourism, tour operator
    Wild Sumatra works solely with forest-edge communities in and around the Kerinci Seblat National Park, supporting ecotourism development with the dual goals of providing sustainable income for rural villages and the preservation of the rainforest. Jungle treks are very simple small-group, low-impact hiking and camping expeditions, and cultural tours bring guests up close and personal with local farmers, fisherman, and other locals throughout the Kerinci valley.
  • Yangon Heritage Trust

    Yangon, Myanmar
    Categories: tour operator
    Take a fascinating walking tour of Yangon with a trained tour guide who will lead you into the heart of old Yangon with stories and anecdotes from its colorful and layered history — travel from the city's earliest beginnings to the modern day.
  • Zikra Initiative

    Dead Sea, Jordan
    Categories: ecotourism, tour operator
    The Zikra Initiative creates trips for the urban community to travel, participate, and experience Jordan’s heritage and roots in interactive workshops led by the local community. In exchange, visitors pay a nominal fee that is channeled into a microloans for the women and other community development projects. This initiative is founded on the principles of exchange tourism, the idea that both the communities and the visitors have something to bring to the cultural exchange. Visitors are welcomed into the Ghor al Mazra’a community for the day to participate in range of activities from making bread, tomato picking, or the intriguingly named "rural skills." Children and families are also very welcome. This comes highly recommended from the GV team.