Relief Organization Visits

American Cetacean Society – Protecting Whales & Dolphins

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Protecting Whales and Dolphins Since 1967 American Cetacean Society (ACS) is the oldest whale conservation group in the world. Founded in 1967, it is a non-profit, volunteer membership organization with regional U.S. chapters and members in 22 countries. ACS is dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through education and outreach, [...]

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Not all of our tours are listed. Call us to discuss your travel plans 415-331-3791 We’re like you — curious when we hear about a culture or a place and crave to see it for ourselves. That’s what we do. We satisfy your curiosity through genuine cultural and environmental interactions. We arrange private and small [...]

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Tangible Hope – Empowering Women


Tangible Hope Foundation is a nonprofit humanitarian organization committed to empowering young women and families in Ethiopia to break the cycle of poverty and create a thriving community through community-based sustainable development projects that will address their needs of education, food security,and primary/preventive medical care. Founder Lily Yoseph started Tangible hope after returning to her [...]

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MAITI Nepal – Stopping Trafficking

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MAITI Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture. A group of socially committed professionals like teachers, journalists and social workers together formed Maiti Nepal in 1993 to fight against [...]

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Responsible Travel

Sustainable travel, ecotourism, philanthropy-we have all heard these adjectives describing travel, but what do these terms actually mean to us?  The real message behind any term is to be aware of the social as well as economic impact that we have on the country’s people we visit, make sound decisions regarding flora, fauna and litter [...]

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Himalayan Healers – Vocational Training


Himalayan Healers is a Healing Arts School and collection of Spa Boutiques, with branches in both Nepal and in the United States. It is the only project in the world that trains “Untouchables” in the Healing Arts.  By addressing the issues of “Untouchability” via Touch Therapies we are facilitating both personal and community healing in a [...]

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Lotus Gallery – Helping Villages

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Lotus Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal, is committed to aiding Tibetan artists and developing new avenues to expose their art exclusively representing  master artists such as Lama Tenzing of Dolpo and Prem Lama of Kathmandu.  The owners Jim Aplington and Santosh Gupta continually work on collaborative projects to generate financial aid for underpriveleged villages in Nepal.

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Love Hope Strength – Fighting Cancer


Love Hope Strength Foundation is an international, music-centric cancer charity dedicated to saving lives, one concert at a time. Their mission is to save lives, right now, with the advances that have already been made in cancer care. They do not fund cancer research, rather they use their funds to:

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Nepal Youth Foundation – Educating Children

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The Nepal Youth Foundation transforms the lives of impoverished Nepali children by providing them with what should be every child’s birthright – education, housing, medical care, and loving support. If you are interested in supporting the Nepal Youth Foundation and learning more about their work, let Teri know when you are planning your Nepal itinerary.

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