The idea of The Generous Traveler was born during a trip in Sri Lanka in 2017. While traveling around, I realized that it was terribly difficult to know who was doing good on the ground. If only the information was within reach, I thought, we could all contribute to causes that matter to us in the countries that we visit. We could build connections that last beyond the return back home.
From that point on, I decided to launch a digital platform that would connect global travelers with local charities and organisations doing good, with the aim to encourage giving back while we travel.
The Generous Traveler will evolve – this is just the beginning of the thought-process. For now, it is a simple platform presenting curated content about charities and social enterprises at local destinations, organised by themes. The organisations are hand-picked from various sources that have screened them for seriousness and relevance. There is a DONATE button next to each featured organisation, as well as VOLUNTEER, VISIT, SHOP. No commissions are taken in this initial stage.
How it works on this beta version:
- Click on the continent of your choice on the right hand side of this page or on the world map below
- Scroll down per country and per theme
- Click on the links and the buttons
- Leave some feedback in the section below or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I need feedback! Do you think it is useful? Would you make a donation to one of the organisations after seeing its work here? I would be so grateful if you could comment generously.
I am researching organisations to feature all the time – please suggest any that you admire. Eventually, there will be a dedicated app and website: www.thegeneroustraveler.com (sign up to be notified) but for now, it’s all happening on these pages.
Map of Generous Organisations