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. 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 early stage. The page AFRICA is live, the other continents will soon follow.
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 (Only Africa is active for now)
- 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 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