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.

Cambodia

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

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.

Uganda

Ellen received a loan from Workaway to buy more pharmaceuticals and other medicines to sell.

Uganda

Juliet received a loan from Workaway to buy more drugs to sell.

Mexico

Blanca Estela received a loan from Workaway to pay for her daughter's dental treatment.

Timor-Leste

Doroteia received a loan from Workaway to buy more supplies of goods to resell at her store to help provide a better life for her family.

Peru

Santusa received a loan from Workaway to buy fabric, sweaters and woven fabric.

Peru

Huaraz Group received a loan from Workaway to purchase livestock.

Paraguay

25 De Enero Group received a loan from Workaway to buy used clothing to sell.

Kenya

Jane received a loan from Workaway to buy fertilizer and high-quality seeds to help a widowed mom improve her horticulture farm yields, earn a higher income, and eventually turn around her life.

Tanzania

Group Mwanza Marando received a loan from Workaway to purchase Irish potatoes, tomatoes, unions, carrots, green peppers, garlic, cardamom, cabbages, sweet bananas and mangoes to sell.

Lebanon

Mahmoud received a loan from Workaway to pay the residency permit fees for his brother and father.

Uganda

Aluphos received a loan from Workaway to buy more sugar, soda and soap for selling.

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.

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.