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  • Artisans D'Angkor

    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    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.
  • Bali Street Kids Project

    Bali, Indonesia
    Categories: artwork & crafts
    The Bali Street Kids Project is a not-for-profit organisation caring for Bali street kids since 2007. They provide a home, education and care for vulnerable children in and around Denpasar. The organisation supports themselves by selling handicrafts, dolls and greeting cards in their local shop which you can visit and purchase goods to help fund this wonderful cause.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ccaccaccollo Women’s Weaving Co-op

    Cusco, Peru
    Categories: class/workshop, artwork & crafts
    Visit a traditional weaving co-operative in Peru's Sacred Valley that has a bead on what it takes to not only serve tourism through tours, but integrate tourism into the daily fiber of life in a way that preserves the cultural value. The women of the Weaving Co-op use natural alpaca fibers to create incredible textiles.
  • Clover Social Enterprise Gift Shop

    Kalaw, Myanmar
    Categories: souvenirs, artwork & crafts
    Find a gift made locally that benefits the community when you shop at Clover Social Enterprise Gift Shop in Kalaw, Myanmar. This shop sources goods from other social enterprises and offers a suprisingly nice range of unique offerings that you won't find in other spots (alongside some of the more classic options like paintings and crafts).
  • Comedor Konojel

    Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
    Categories: restaurant/cafe, artwork & crafts
    Comedor Konojel provides tasty traditional Guatemalan food made by the local community. This nonprofit funnels all money back into local community development programs—many meant to feed the most at-risk individuals. In addition to addressing food security, Konojel programs train women and young people in food services, and provide them with a meaningful path toward work. Eat a meal at Konojel and you're providing one for a local, too!
  • FairMail

    Huachaco, Peru
    Categories: artwork & crafts, photography, tour operator, ecotourism
    FairMail organizes two-week photography trips to hardly visited destinations in Peru. Tourists get to travel with the locals and share the fun of taking pictures along the way. They also sell a number of products featuring their photos online.
  • Folkcharm Journey

    Loei, Thailand
    Categories: ecotourism, artwork & crafts, homestay
    FolkCharm works with local farmers and artisans in Thailand to create unique pieces of carefully crafted products. The organization offers truly unique two- and three-day tours to learn cotton-weaving from the ground up. See and try for yourself the process from cotton farm to textile, enjoy local home-cooked meals, sightsee on the back of a motorbike in the mountains, and enjoy a firsthand look at rural life in Thailand.
  • FXB Myanmar

    Yangon, Myanmar
    Categories: souvenirs, artwork & crafts
    FXB Myanmar is a souvenir shop in Yangon that uses proceeds to support health, education, vocational training, and income generating activities for vulnerable people in Myanmar. The showroom sells colorful and well-crafted tapestries, curtain, furniture, clothes and toys, made by 40 people holding a FXB training diploma. The profits are used for their salaries, to buy raw materials, and to provide a small allowance to FXB’s apprentices.