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Each trip is intentionally designed to benefit the destination country.
Through partnering with local organizations, travelers are connected with social
efforts that do the hands-on work to build up their communities in a variety of ways.
Here, travelers can learn about the mission of the organizations in our network.
Corazón Learning Center
Weekend programming provides literacy and self-esteem enrichment activities to the weavers’ children. Specialists provide innovative training for the teachers so they can
help the children. The women receive workshops on such topics as health, wellness and self-esteem, supporting their children’s education, and skill-based training in accounting and computers. The Center is located in Chimaltenango, Guatemala and serves the women of the cooperative Corazón de Mujer and their children.
"Supporting women and children develop skills for success!"
CEDICAM is an agricultural project in the Mixteca Alta area,
one of the most damaged and eroded farmlands in the world. By each one teach one methods, farmers learn ways, often the old traditional ones, to restore the soil, retain the water,
and be able to feed their families and have a marketable harvest. Women have the opportunity to take leadership
roles, form savings and loan associations, invest in greenhouses and equipment. The organization also
works to improve social and medical services in small
isolated villages. No website currently available.
"Contribute to the development of local capacities, for the sustainable production of food, the conservation of the environment and the promotion of mutual respect between men and women."
Friends of WPC Nepal
Founder Lila Ghising was born in Hetauda, Nepal, near the Indian border. As Lila grew up in Hetauda, she noticed her friends started to vanish. After being spared from human trafficking, she set out to rescue and restore those who
were not as fortunate as her. Women’s Protection Center
Nepal is Lila’s dream realized. Over the last 17 years,
their safe home in Nepal has grown along with their
awareness and vocational training programs. Through their programming, thousands of women and children have
been rehabilitated since their inception.
They support awareness programs in rural villages by partnering with local communities to raise awareness and prevent trafficking. They also provide Safe Migration Counseling for those accepting jobs abroad.
The WPC Safe Home in Hetauda, Nepal provides a safe place for those at-risk of trafficking or who have been rescued from trafficking. They are given shelter, food and education in a loving and supportive environment. WPC empowers women and children through education scholarships, vocational training and assistance with starting their own business. They are able to support their families and build up their local economy.
"Fighting against human trafficking and changing lives, one woman, one child at a time!"
The Vietnam Friendship Village
The Vietnam Friendship Village is a residential facility
located in Hanoi, Vietnam that provides medical care,
physical therapy, education and vocational training to Vietnamese children, young adults and veterans with a
range of maladies presumed to be caused by Agent
Orange. Through raising support for this “village” in collaboration with other groups based in Vietnam, France, Germany, Japan and Canada, Vietnam Friendship Village
Project USA (VFVP-USA) provides opportunities for U.S.
citizens to be part of an international community working
"Cultivate reconciliation and heal the wounds of the Vietnam War by uniting
veterans and caring citizens through international cooperation in the building and
support of the Village of Friendship, a living symbol of peace."
to heal the wounds of war and create a model of cross-cultural cooperation based on caring, friendship
and mutual respect. VFVP-USA is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit. Vietnam Friendship Village Project
USA (VFVP-USA), known within our organization as the US Committee, is a charitable nonprofit that raises
money in the United States to help support the Vietnam Friendship Village in Hanoi.