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Charities around the world
Travelling gives us a great insight into different cultures around the world, how locals live in environments that are completely different from our own, and indeed the troubles people face in some of the less developed countries. Every time we return from another wonderful trip, having interacted with the local people who have touched our hearts, we think about how brilliant it would be if we could give something back to the community that we’ve visited. Here are three charities we’ll be supporting this year that are doing great things in places we love…
The Cloudbase Foundation
The Cloudbase Foundation is a very worthy cause, supporting the victims of the Nepal earthquakes that devastated the country in 2015. This charity supports KarmaFlights – originally a community of para-gliders, now a group of volunteers that were the first NGO to reach the area of Gorkha and provide assistance to one of the worst hit areas, very close to the epicentre of the earthquakes. The effects of these quakes are still taking their toll across the country. Now, as Nepal works to rebuild its former glory, there are two things the country needs most – money towards its recovery project, and the return of tourists. So in 2016, whether you donate some funds to the Cloudbase Foundation or book a holiday to Nepal, you will be investing some much needed money back into the country and helping this wonderful nation journey ever further on its road to recovery.
You can read more about the Cloudbase Foundation here, or get in touch with our specialists on 020 3141 2800 for more information on what you can do to help Nepal.
Zimonya is a UK registered charity that cares for less privileged young adults and children in Zimbabwe, including the sick, the poor, the orphaned, the marginalised and the forgotten. With one in ten children in Zimbabwe being orphans, this wonderful country has one of the highest numbers of orphans in the world. The extended families of these poor children can rarely afford to look after them in addition to their own children, so they are often left to fend for themselves. As a result, Zimbabwe also has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world, with one in three children chronically malnourished. Zimonya started informally with someone from a local church looking after three orphaned children; very soon she had 107 children in dire need of help. Today, Zimonya aims to raise awareness as well as money for the faces behind the statistics, doing vital work to improve the critical situation facing Zimbabwe.
Read more about the work of Zimonya here or get in touch with our specialists to hear more about the work of this fantastic charity.
Children Change Colombia
Children Change Colombia (formerly Children of the Andes) is the largest UK charity to work exclusively in Colombia, where they operate together with local children’s organisations to help provide a better life for young people. Their aim is simply to ensure that the young people of Colombia have the things that we consider basic human rights: a safe and happy home, health, education and a fulfilling future. Since starting in 1991, Children Change Colombia has helped thousands of children who are affected by poverty, inequality, conflict and sexual exploitation. They defend their rights with the main goal being to give these young people a fair chance at life. With Colombia’s rising economy over recent years, poverty has unfortunately remained a huge issue. The country has one of the lowest levels of human development in South America, meaning inequality is an enormous problem. The work of Children Change Colombia is so important, and this is an issue which needs addressing now, so that equality can grow in line with the country’s developing economy.
You can read more about Children Change Colombia here or get in touch with our specialists to learn more about this charity.