We've got this big idea, and as a member of our Far & Wild family we'd love you to be a part of it.
We're going to raise $1,000,000 for charitable organisations across the world, in the destinations visited by you, our travellers.
Since you're travelling with us you'll probably share the sentiment of wanting to contribute positively to the countries you are exploring, since it's the people, communities and ecosystems of these incredible destinations that make our jobs and your holidays so enjoyable.
Don't worry, we're not asking you for money.
All you have to do is recommend 4 friends...and we'll donate £1000 to a charity of your choice from the list below.
Or feel free to suggest other charities you would like to see benefit from this donation. You've earned it after all!
Far & Wild Loyalty Scheme Partner Charities
For the past 25 years, the Whitley Fund for Nature has been giving funding, training and recognition to local conservation leaders working in resource-poor, biodiversity-rich countries across the world. WFN conservation grants are won competitively following assessment by an expert academic panel and are worth £40,000 in project funding over one year. Their high-profile awards are presented by Patron HRH The Princess Royal at the annual Whitley Awards Ceremony in London. Read more here.
The Mango Tree is based in Kenya and Tanzania, and helps orphans, vulnerable children and their communities by supporting and funding programmes that nurture and improve lives, promote self-reliance and create independence. This thoughtful charity with a practical approach to achieving their goals has firm foundations and are in it for the long term. Read more here.
The Egmont Trust supports local organisations in sub-Saharan Africa working to reduce the impact of HIV & AIDS on children. The hallmark of the Egmont Trust is that it works with credible, locally driven grassroots organisations, who are best placed to know what works to mitigate the impact of HIV & AIDS. Projects driven by their energy, knowledge, experience, creativity and commitment tend to be the most successful and the most cost-effective. Read more here.
Building Futures Ethiopia believes every child has a right to a good education. The charity aims to build a primary school to provide education for up to 500 children, giving them a chance to rise above poverty, trafficking and forced marriage. In partnership with the charity Link Ethiopia, Gendit village was chosen as the location for the school, which will be built over the next 3 years. It's an exciting time to be involved. Read more here.
African Promise is a small charity in the Kasigau region of south east Kenya working to improve the quality of rural primary school education by rebuilding, extending and upgrading existing schools, as well as making sure they are all properly equipped to deliver. To date, 200 facilities have been built and over 6,000 children have benefited from these new and improved schools. Read more here.
Team Kenya works to educate girls, empower women and transform communities in rural Kenya. Their vision is for every girl to be free from poverty and have an equal change to access quality education and achieve her potential. Founded in 2008 by a British geography teacher, the project involves entire communities in Ndhiwa (eastern Kenya), and has transformed the lives of over 20,000 young girls. Read more here.
Established in 1986, Money for Madagascar funds projects aimed at tackling many of the key issues facing Madagascar today, including extreme poverty, loss of bio-diversity, poor health, lack of food security and limited access to education. They also respond to emergencies in Madagascar, from cyclone relief to feeding programmes for street children and their families. Read more here.
Uthando is a non-profit Cape Town based organisation that raises funds for life-changing community development projects in South Africa. Millions of citizens live in extreme poverty in South Africa, and Uthando seeks to provide a solution to some of these challenges. They offer visitors respectful and culturally sensitive Philanthropic Tours which are a fascinating and worthy experience for anyone visiting Cape Town. Read more here.
Handspun Hope aims to free entire communities from poverty in Rwanda, by creating environments to empower people to live out their full potential at home, work and in their personal lives. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, Handspun Hope employs women to produce ethically made knitwear, in safe working conditions with above average salaries. Visitors to the Volcanoes National Park can stop and shop here during their stay. Read more here.
The ATD Foundations works with disadvantaged communities in Zambia to reduce poverty. As well as supporting grassroots organisations that implement education, sanitation, hygiene and water projects across the country, they also sponsor the local football team as a tool for development. If you're visiting Livingstone you can go and see some of their work, and maybe even take part in a football match. Read more here.
Dream a Dream is a charitable trust empowering young people from vulnerable backgrounds in India to overcome adversity and flourish in a fast-changing world using a creative life skills approach. Currently, Dream a Dream engages with over 10,000 young people directly each year, and has transformed over 2200 educators, working with 3000 volunteers and impacting over 100,000 young people to date. Read more here.
This school in Delhi founded in 1988 using the principle of 'education for all'. Akshya Pratisthan welcomes children with physical and mental challenges, as well as those who are economically underprivileged. The main aim of the scheme is to encourage children to believe in themselves, and see their own potential, giving them confidence to take on life with quality education and activities. Read more here.
Magic Bus works with more than 300,000 children and young people living in poverty across India. The aim of the charity is to help them break out of the poverty cycle using an award-winning activity-based curriculum. This Childhood to Livelihood programme enables children and young people to complete secondary education and secure places at vocational institutes or colleges, as well as stable jobs. Magic Bus also helps fend off child marriage and child labour. Read more here.
This charity, set up after the 2004 Tsunami by a British lady, focuses on working with vulnerable children in southern Sri Lanka. Civil War and the tsunami have led to a life of poverty for lots of families, with many children being abandoned without hope of a future. Their Future Today works hard to transform institutions and reunite families, providing them with support and care, as well as education and homes. Read more here.