Month: July 2019

Building a school one grade at a time in Zimbabwe

Founded in 2014, the Lesedi Primary School has been steadily growing year by year to cater to an increasing number of students and provide the children of the surrounding area with a quality education. The Lesedi Primary School was started by a former Overseas Adventure Travel guide, Benson Siyawareva, as a way to give back… Read more »

Alnoba hosts International Funders for Indigenous Peoples retreat

With a population of more than 370 million in 90 countries—and a culture of self-help, innovation, and sharing—Indigenous peoples can be invaluable contributors toward solving today’s most pressing problems, including climate change, biodiversity preservation, and sustainable management of natural resources. For 17 years, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) has sought to build mutually beneficial… Read more »

Beekeeping in the Amazon

Honey: it’s as good as gold for the Maijuna people of the Peruvian Amazon. The Maijuna are one of the smallest and most endangered Indigenous groups in Peru, and one of the community’s most critical needs has been a sustainable source of income that also helps to conserve their cultural traditions and their heavily forested… Read more »

A Class Act: Jeannie Ling honors her parents’ memory by donating to schools

Back in 2013, Jeannie Ling of Long Beach, California, decided to “tag along” with a cousin who was embarking on O.A.T.’s The Wilderness Beyond: Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & the Chilean Fjords adventure. She enjoyed the trip so much, she has taken six O.A.T. adventures since. One of the highlights of the trip for her… Read more »

Toilets generate income for a community in Tanzania

We have partnered with Maasai Chief Lobulo in Tarangire, Tanzania for many years now. He recently had a meeting with the Kibauni community leaders, who requested a decent toilet be built and run as a small community business to generate income. The leaders donated some prime land to Grand Circle Foundation, who in return agreed to… Read more »