Whether it is a holiday at our village in the Pyrenees, or an adventure further away from home, we are making an impression on the local people we come into contact with, and we have a moral obligation to ensure it is a positive one. In the remote mountain areas of Morocco, for example, people need warm clothing, school books, medical equipment ...
Charities we support:
Whether or not you participate in one of our adventures, you have the possibility to save lives by sponsoring the charity Against Malaria, where 100% of donations go towards distributing mosquito nets in affected areas world wide. More...
We also support Githabais Venner, a Danish/Kenyan initiative, founded by Ulrik Petersen's daughter, born in Kenya. Ulrik Petersen started a school and a local community on his farm in Kenya and he was also an important factor during the early days of our own overland expeditions in Africa. By supporting Githabai's Venner( Friends of Githabai), we know the money goes directly to local projects of building wells and supporting schools, without the administrative burden of larger organisations.
And in Bourkina Faso there is an opportunity to help build a school, wells, and to support the great humanitarian work of Keith and Lynne of The Acacia Trust (link) in this remote part of the world.
For remote villages in Morocco we have a support program on the drawing board...:A charity, Ourika.Org, is being created as we learn that (used) medical equipment is badly needed by the altruistic local village doctor, who helps the poor people free of charge, and even for pays their medication...
Other charities: Cancer Support France (CSF)