Workawayers making change

The Workaway Foundation.

Workaway has always been a win win situation where both Workawayers and hosts are able to benefit from a mutual agreement.

Now we want to make Workaway win win win... Yes that’s three wins!!!

Win 1:

Workawayers have thousands of possibilites to go help anywhere in the world and are able to travel in a much more cost effective way and extend their trips.
 

Win 2:

Hosts receive much needed help, make great contacts and benefit from being in an constantly changing, multi-cultural environment.
 

Win 3:

Worthwhile local charities (often Workaway hosts in different parts of the world) receive direct help from the Workaway community, helping and providing support where there is a serious lack of finance.

Helping at a local level.

The workaway foundation also donates via Kiva a micro finance website that has a great network to support small businesses families and individuals without access to local finance.

We believe that supporting at a local level to those that show they are wanting to create a sustainable way support themselves is one of the most positive ways of giving back.

Burkina Faso

Pauline received a loan from Workaway to buy 8 bags of rice, condiments, 35 cases of soft drinks, 30 cases of beer, and 5 plates of peanut paste, as well as save money to ensure her children's education.

Moldova

Violeta received a loan from Workaway to buy seeds of cereals to plant.

Brazil

Reiniciar Group received a loan from Workaway to buy makeup, lipstick, mascara and base.

Malawi

Tisadane Group received a loan from Workaway to buy cabbage and tomatoes.

Mali

Nieta Group received a loan from Workaway to buy sugar peas to resell in order to earn money for his family.

Paraguay

Mujeres Unidas Group received a loan from Workaway to buy dairy products, flour, rice, sugar, snacks, and other items.

India

Devi received a loan from Workaway to purchase a sewing machine for expansion of her tailoring business.

Peru

Teresa received a loan from Workaway to purchase corn, etc.

Kenya

Tabitha received a loan from Workaway to buy seeds and start horticulture farming, which will help this single mom who always smiles to provide a better life for her children.

Kenya

Naomy received a loan from Workaway to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizer, to enable a single mom with a good credit history to grow more crops and to create hope for her this season.

Zimbabwe

Praise More Group received a loan from Workaway to restock kapenta fish and groceries for resale.

Zimbabwe

Hardbook Group received a loan from Workaway to restock groceries for her South African tuck-shop.

Congo (DRC)

Famille Hericieux Group received a loan from Workaway to buy solar panels, batteries, shoes and other miscellaneous goods for resale.

Congo (DRC)

Tusimame Imara Group received a loan from Workaway to buy two bundles of used clothing, including shipping, to strengthen her business.

Congo (DRC)

Yesu Ni Jibu Group received a loan from Workaway to pay for charcoal and the transport costs for bolstering her business.

Cambodia

Chomrern's Group received a loan from Workaway to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.

Rwanda

Umugisha Tcb Group received a loan from Workaway to buy more clothes to sell.

Cambodia

Norn Group received a loan from Workaway to pay for additional organic fertilizer and organic pesticide.

Congo (DRC)

Uvumilivu Group received a loan from Workaway to buy three sacks of 100kg and their transport to complete her initial capital.

Kenya

Kadzo received a loan from Workaway to buy more stock of necklaces.

These projects are educational or environmental projects that have been visited and verified by a member of the Workaway team based in developing countries.

We help directly, bypassing agencies and administration costs making sure that 100% of money we give goes directly to the projects nominated. We ask all the projects we help provide on going photographs of their progress and equipment & materials bought using funds from the foundation.

So far we have been able to help:

Our aim in starting a foundation is to encourage hosts and Workawayers to offer something back . We aim to be able to expand the range and location of projects we help as well enabling the community to become directly involved with the projects by visiting or connecting personally via the site.