• Helping Hands

    Yangon, Myanmar
    Categories: souvenirs, artwork & crafts
    Helping Hands is a social business focused on restoring traditional Burmese teak furniture — a beautiful legacy in Myanmar. The business employs over 50 skilled artisans to work along side ex-street children, training them in the art and skill of furniture restoration. Together they bring old, unloved furniture back to life. You can pick up a stunning souvenir, send home beautifully carved teak furniture, or buy a local handicraft to take home and remember your trip to Myanmar.
  • HiveSters

    Bangkok, Thailand
    Categories: tour operator, ecotourism
    HiveSters is a search engine for locally run tours in Thailand. Every tour works directly with local communities, social enterprises, and individuals and tourists are able to tap into the local community's knowledge while ensuring money flows directly to those sharing with you their time and skills.
  • Hla Day

    Yangon, Myanmar
    Categories: artwork & crafts, clothing shop
    Hla Day is a social enterprise operating in Yangon, Myanmar. The shop applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in the lives of its producers. Working with Myanmar artisans, disadvantaged groups, and small local businesses, Hla Day designs, develops, and sells quality handmade products with a contemporary twist.
  • Hope Cafe Kolkata

    Kolkata, India
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    The Hope Café in Kolkata is a café that provides training opportunities to underprivileged and vulnerable people in the community. The café runs in collaboration with NGO Hope Kolkata Foundation who works to provide services such as education, medical & health care, life skills training and shelter. The cafe also has an in-house boutique where you can purchase a range of fair trade handicrafts providing employment opportunities to the women that the Hope Kolkata Foundation supports.
  • Hotel Con Corazon

    Granada, Nicaragua
    Categories: hotel/guesthouse
    Hotel con Corazón is a boutique hotel in the center of Granada, Nicaragua. In addition to being a hotel, it is also a foundation which works with children to ensure they finish their education while stimulating the local economy.
  • Indigo Cat

    6 Fansipan Street, Sapa, Vietnam
    Categories: clothing shop
    Buying authentic handmade tribal textiles from local and remote indigenous women in the Sapa area, this boutique style retail environment is perfect for browsing without the pressure to buy. Head here for some of the best handpicked textiles in town owed by a knowledgable Hmong/French family.
  • Inle Heritage

    Inle Lake, Myanmar
    Categories: ecotourism, class/workshop, hotel/guesthouse, cooking class, restaurant/cafe
    Take a learning journey through this organization, which is committed to preserving the region's unique cultural heritage while offering interesting tourism experiences — proceeds contribute to the local community. With a boutique hotel, cooking classes, an award-winning restaurant, Inle Lake tours, and more, there's a range of ways to support this organization's work.
  • Jaan Bai

    Battambang, Cambodia
    Categories: restaurant/cafe
    Jaan Bai, meaning “rice bowl” in Khmer, is a social enterprise restaurant in affiliation with Cambodian Childrens Trust (CCT), and provides skills and employment for youth in Battambang, with all profits going to the overall sustainability of CCT. The cuisine at Jaan Bai is about the simplicity of well-crafted, nourishing and wholesome recipes - as well as serving great coffee and cocktails. They use seasonal organic produce sourced from local farmers and neighbouring markets, as well as the kitchen garden at their youth centre.
  • Jack's Cat Cafe

    Hoi An, Vietnam
    Categories: restaurant/cafe, animal sanctuary, internet cafe
    Jack's Cat Cafe is a part of the Vietnam Cat Welfare NGO based in Hoi An. The organization is the main cat shelter houses more than 60 rescue cats. The Cafe helps fund the work of not only improving the welfare of local cats, but of educating and increasing the compassion toward cats and all animals throughout Vietnam.
  • Jaguar Rescue Center

    Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
    Categories: ecotourism, animal sanctuary
    The Jaguar Rescue Center is not a zoo, but rather a rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction of wild species center with the end goal of releasing the animals back into the wild. Most of the animals have lost their mothers, or have gone through traumatic experiences, so direct contact is fundamental to their approach for building a strong defense mechanism to face their future successfully.