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.

Georgia

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

Colombia

Ever Antonio received a loan from Workaway to buy agricultural inputs like fertilizer to improve his production and also to pay for workers.

India

Pranati received a loan from Workaway to construct a toilet at her home in order to get access to sanitation facilities.

Uganda

Mariam received a loan from Workaway to buy more ladies' shoes.

Fiji

Mere received a loan from Workaway to build a small market stall as well as add to her stocks of vegetables and root crops.

Ecuador

Maryuri Maricela received a loan from Workaway to buy bed sheets.

Sierra Leone

Ramatu K's Female Farmers Group received a loan from Workaway to pay for improved seed, organic inputs, and tractor rental, which will allow these farmers to escape subsistence by farming a larger area with a higher yield.

Jordan

Hussein received a loan from Workaway to pay his university tuition fees for a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Mexico

Jose Armando received a loan from Workaway to pay for his programming education to secure a career path in Mexico as a returned migrant from the US.

Guatemala

Mujeres Luchadoras Coatepeque Group received a loan from Workaway to buy hair dyes, straighteners and personal care products for her clientele.

Vietnam

Chinh received a loan from Workaway to build and repair her house.

Colombia

Nidia received a loan from Workaway to buy stones, buttons, pearls, glitter and basic blouses to decorate to improve her business.

Zimbabwe

Jim Orange Group received a loan from Workaway loan to buy 30 layers together with the feed.

Zimbabwe

No Fear Group received a loan from Workaway to buy three buckets of honey, 150 kgs of mealie meal, and 40 litres of cooking oil for her canteen business.

Malawi

Ireen received a loan from Workaway to order more fish.

Rwanda

Inyangamugayo Group received a loan from Workaway to buy more livestock from her trusted supplier farmers and be in possession of sufficient stock of livestock for sale.

Lebanon

Samar received a loan from Workaway to pay her children's school tuition fees.

Congo (DRC)

Uchuuzi Mbuzi Group received a loan from Workaway to sell goats.

Colombia

Guillermo Leon received a loan from Workaway to buy inventory, soda pop, snacks, and basic grocery items.

Philippines

Marilyn received a loan from Workaway to purchase ingredients for her food production business.

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.