Tanzanian Tour Business Relief

On behalf of my sustainable tourism company TravGanic  I am putting together a fundraiser to help our tour partners in Tanzania and the indigenous and local people that tourism supports.

TravGanic is a sustainable tour marketplace that works with local ecotourism companies that offer tours for trekking, nature exploration and community tourism. Our partners support indigenous cultures, porters and guides in countries around the world. With the halt of tourism many of our tour partners, indigenous peoples and guides are struggling to feed their families, and provide clean water for washing and drinking. 

This fundraiser would like to raise $10,000 to support two of our partner companies Visit Natives and Eco Africa Climbing and the people that they support in Tanzania. Eco Africa Climbing employs upwards of 150 mountain guides, porters and cooks that lead groups up Mt Kilimanjaro and to Safari throughout the country. Visit Natives supports the Maasai and Hadzabe people in Tanzania, two indigenous groups that offer home stays and unique cultural experiences to learn about their ways of life. 

With tourism in Tanzania at a standstill neither of these companies can support their staff or communities. They are all struggling to make ends meet, to feed their families, and to provide safe water and healthcare during this troubling time. We are asking for donations to buy food, water and necessities for these families until we can welcome guests from abroad again. 

Donations will be split equally between our partner companies. 

A special message from Eco Africa Climbing & It's Staff 
We are Eco-Africa Climbing, a sustainable travel company in Tanzania who does ethical Kilimanjaro climbs.
We are a proud Partner for the Kilimanjaro Porter Assistance Project (KPAP).
We have employed around 150 Mountain crews (Guides, Cooks, and porters) who serve our clients during the Kilimanjaro climbs.
Most of the people at the slope of the Mountain Kilimanjaro depend on Mountain work to support their life, families, and community around.

Due to this COVID-19 pandemic, the travel industry has been affected as no one is travel which also affected our Mountain crew as there is no work during this time.
Since there has been no work on the Mountain during this time, it has been very difficult for our Mountain crew to support their families and community as used to pay for the bills (food, rent, water in, medicine, etc..
Right now we don't know when will the travel industry back to normal.
As a company, we feel it will be the right decision to do this Fundraising for our Mountain crew to get the fund to support them during this hard time.

The fund will be distributed to the Mountain crew in order to support them during this time.
We are asking each and everyone to support our Mountain crew by donating any amount.

We will be grateful for your support during this difficult time we are facing right now.

May our God bless each and everyone and keep you safe during this time.


Regards

Team Eco-Africa


A Message from Visit Natives 

The Maasai are struggling at the moment as there is a lack of food. Usually, Maasai can get some cash to buy extra food and medicine by selling cattle in local animal markets or from tourism activities. But due to the Coronavirus, the Tanzanian government has shut down all local animal markets, and there is no tourism at all. So they are struggling to have any cash to buy enough food as milk is not enough. 
To help Maasai families, We are raising funds so we can buy food and health insurance for the most impoverished Maasai families. With the funds raised, we buy 50kg maize and rice for each Maasai homestead, and we also purchase health insurance for each family so they can use health services for free. People can contribute as little as $20 USD to support a family. 

The Maasai are beautiful, kind family oriented people and your support will mean a world of difference. 

Join our Maasai Give Back performance on May 30th for 45 Euros 
An additional way to offer support is to sign up for our Maasai Give Back Live Stream Concert on May 30th. This performance will be streamed live from one of our Maasai families, bringing you into their home for a special performance of singing and traditional dancing. 
 Maasai Give Back Performance on May 30th 

From our family to yours, Asante Sana (Thank you Very Much)

Donations

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  • Bianca Caruana 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Sam Mikelic 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Lauren Shaw 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Rene Maldonado 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Lia Garcia 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer

Alice Ford 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA

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