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

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.

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.

Armenia

Bela received a loan from Workaway to diversify the farm with 2 cows and a heifer, therefore reach a wider market and create a more sustainable future.

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.

El Salvador

José Ángel received a loan from Workaway to buy agricultural supplies to grow basic grains.

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.

Kenya

Hellen received a loan from Workaway to buy more banana suckers (offshoots) and multiply her produce for more increased household profit.

Uganda

Kalidi received a loan from Workaway buy a motorcycle to transport his produce to the markets.

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.

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.