At Indagare, we believe that how you travel matters and that we have a responsibility to consider the impact that we make as we travel in the world. This year, we are honoring International Charity Day by recognizing a few of the charitable organizations that our staff are involved with on the road and at home.
Below are just a few of the groups whose work we are proud to support.
“One of my favorite organizations is Amazon Watch, which focuses on protecting the rainforest and advocating for the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon basin. Its work is centered on three priorities: stopping destruction and deforestation in the Amazon, advancing indigenous solutions and supporting climate justice.”
~ Indagare’s Shoshana Balistierri
Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)
Our founder and CEO, Melissa Biggs Bradley, serves on the board of the Center for Responsible Travel, which raises awareness of the importance of responsible tourism, particularly in this age of “overtourism,” when cities like Venice, Barcelona and Amsterdam have become so overrun with visitors that local residents feel compelled to demand change. CREST defines responsible tourism as travel that “maximizes the benefits to local communities, minimizes negative social or environmental impacts, and helps local people conserve fragile cultures and habitats.”
“I appreciate Humanity Unified because it has created long-term development programs aiming to improve the quality of life of communities in sub-Saharan Africa by providing community members with education; planting trees and introducing gardening to improve food security; and encouraging business skills, health and human rights.”
~ Indagare’s Natalie Biedron
“I love Maloto because it is a small yet mighty non-profit that helps vulnerable women and children’s dreams come true by sharing warm, nutritious meals, helping students excel in their studies and lifting up women to leadership through economic empowerment. Maloto has made an incredible difference in northern Malawi and aims to continue to do so!”
~ Indagare’s Rose Allen
Partners in Health
Indagare’s COO Eliza Harris admires the work of Partners in Health, a non-profit healthcare organization that works in underserved communities around the globe, partnering with local governments and leading medical institutions to strengthen health systems on the ground in countries such as Liberia and Rwanda.
Reach The World
Melissa Biggs Bradley also serves on the board of Reach The World, an education-focused non-profit that connects global travelers with K-12 students in underserved U.S. communities, using virtual exchange platforms to “bring the world into classrooms” and inspire today’s youth to become responsible global citizens tomorrow.