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SARARA CAMP KENYA

Protecting nearly a million acres of remote wilderness, Sarara is 100% community-owned by the indigenous Samburu people of Northern Kenya. Serving as an ecotourism model that protects nature and sustains the well-being of local people, Sarara has provided funding for 900 educational scholarships, supports five schools, and has established 42 women’s microenterprise groups.

FOGO ISLAND INN

CANADA

Partnering with the Shorefast Foundation to revitalize the centuries-old craft culture of Fogo Island, one of Canada’s oldest settlements, the inn showcases and supports traditional crafts such as furniture making, quilt-making, and rug-hooking, using local resources. Beginning in 2015, the Foundation led the restoration of the Society of United Fishermen’s Hall, returning it to the community as a local gathering place.

CHURCHILL WILD—SEAL RIVER RIVER HERITAGE LODGE CANADA

Each year, a small group of dedicated international runners laces up for the Polar Bear Marathon, racing in support of the Sayisi Dene First Nations. Churchill Wild actively supports the run, which serves as a fundraiser for local community development projects. Each runner is provided with a mobile support team, staffed by local volunteers.

GROOTBOS PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE

SOUTH AFRICA

In partnership with the Grootbos Foundation, the lodge is actively and intimately engaged in training and capacity-building in their community, including offering a variety of athletic programs to multi-cultural groups of young people. These programs serve as an entry to not only sports training, but also life skills, HIV education, female empowerment, environmental education, and enterprise development—with a goal of poverty alleviation and community upliftment.

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