Our mission at Fair Travel™ is to use the revenues from tourism for the benefit of local staff, economy, community and environment. This is our impact so far:
Human and workers rights:
We are very proud of our impact in this field, contributing to strengthen human and worker rights in Tanzania. None of our staff is tip dependent and our Kilimanjaro porters benefit from the highest salary levels ever paid consistently to porters in the history of Mount Kilimanjaro:
The source of data is available here.
You can also verify these numbers with KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project) who also monitor our climbs as an independent third party under the umbrella of IMEC.
Sustainability is key and for this reason we have chosen to channel profits from your adventures to Carbon Tanzania. The specific project is called: ‘Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the Yaeda Valley, Northern Tanzania’.
Here are some highlight of the impact of that project from different perspectives:
+ Avoided deforestation and degradation of 20,790ha Acacia-Commiphora woodland.
+ Prevent poaching of wildlife.
+ Protection of native bio-diversity, flora and fauna.
+ Direct income for villagers who guard, measure and monitor the project area.
+ Protection of land rights for the Wahadza people, one of the last remaining hunterers and gatherers tribes in Africa.
+ To educate communities on the ecological and livelihood benefits of conservation.
+ Improved land use planning and management.
+ Training in improved agricultural techniques to avoid slash and burn agriculture.
+ Your money benefits local communities and help them realize the value of our environment.
+ All CO2 footprints from your adventures, including domestic and international flights, are compensated for at no extra charge.
+ Our people are proud to work for a company that benefit themselves, local communities and the environment.
For more information on the project, please use these resources:
+ Benefits ~150 villagers with fresh water and saves them 2-3 hours of walk on a daily basis.
The 1% of our revenues that did not stay locally went to:
1. To purchase the Waterpump installed in the project mentioned above. It was the most sustainable water pump on the market with very low maintenance and a guaranteed operation time of at least 15 years.
2. Costs related to IT, specifically our website, email and web servers.
As we grow Fair Travel™ we will be able to choose more projects that benefits local communities and environment and hence increase our impact. If you have any suggestions or questions about our projects, send us an email.......................................