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.

India

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

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.

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.

Peru

Los Girasoles De Moron Group received a loan from Workaway to buy more supplies to make mazamorras (Peruvian desserts) such as sugar, milk and rice.

Guatemala

Asodirp received a loan from Workaway to buy wet cacao from the smallholder farmers of the association.

Kenya

Peter received a loan from Workaway to buy more water tanks to store more water to sell.

India

Madiben received a loan from Workaway to purchase quality seeds, fertilizers, water pipes and other supplies to expand her farm business.

India

Seema received a loan from Workaway to purchase some goats in order to sell more milk and expand her business.

Madagascar

Beza received a loan from Workaway to buy 150kg of seeds, 100kgs of chemical fertilizer to grow potatoes, and 210kg of pig feed and 200kg of white rice to resell.

Ecuador

Angela Maria received a loan from Workaway to buy chickens, feed, water feeders and vaccines.

Honduras

Elvin Adonis received a loan from Workaway to purchase fertilizers and pay the labor costs to harvest the coffee.

Philippines

Daniel received a loan from Workaway to pay for assorted plastic products, such as hangers, water jugs, cleaning items, etc.

Indonesia

Indosole received a loan from Workaway to recycle tires, create jobs, and make 20,000 pairs of shoes in Indonesia.

Tajikistan

Nigora received a loan from Workaway buy an embroidery machine to expand her sewing business.

Ecuador

Fredy Arley received a loan from Workaway to buy fertilizers, foliar sprays, and disinfectants.

Georgia

Nino received a loan from Workaway to cover Nino's final year’s tuition and get her degree.

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.