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.

Philippines

Gilda received a loan from Workaway to buy a solar lamp with solar fan.

Philippines

Hazel received a loan from Workaway to build a sanitary toilet for her family.

Tonga

Mele received a loan from Workaway to buy pandanus (raw plant materials) for her weaving business.

Burkina Faso

Assurance Group received a loan from Workaway to increase the capacity of her work (pagne fabrics, plastic dishes) in order to have a profit and take care of her family.

Cambodia

Samy received a loan from Workaway to purchase more fish and water pumps to support her business.

Togo

Akouvi received a loan from Workaway to buy 1 bag of rice, 5 litres of oil and 20 cans of tomatoes.

Haiti

Choubiteline received a loan from Workaway to add to her supply of sugar and milk.

Solomon Islands

Abigal received a loan from Workaway to buy day-old chicks, starter, and finisher for her poultry business.

India

Anjali received a loan from Workaway to purchase construction supplies in order to expand the business.

Tajikistan

Ismoiljon received a loan from Workaway to purchase cattle and increase headcount with goal of increased earnings through cattle breeding.

Mali

Jiguiya Fansirakoura Group received a loan from Workaway to buy fertilisers and other products to work his garden so as to sell vegetables.

Uganda

Nucafe received a loan from Workaway small holder farmers increase their income by more than 22 times by financing their coffee ownership along the value chain.

Philippines

Suzzette received a loan from Workaway to buy additional fruit to sell.

Rwanda

Asthere received a loan from Workaway to buy more inventory and have sufficient stocks of merchandise for sale.

El Salvador

Acceso El Salvador received a loan from Workaway to boost small farmer income by building a processing facility that generates long-term jobs for the community.

Cambodia

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

Uganda

Munywambogo Abalema Tweyimukye Tuk Group received a loan from Workaway to stock her retail shop with items like sodas, sugar, snack food and baked goods.

Palestine

Amira received a loan from Workaway to make some repairs to the greenhouse, buy some seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides.

Fiji

Sangita received a loan from Workaway to pay a deposit for a mini-van.

Pakistan

Naseem Akhtar received a loan from Workaway to purchase new tires and spare parts, and to get repairs for the rickshaw.

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.