Lend a Hand Appeal: support local staff, guides & porters

Our friends in Nepal, Peru, India, Tanzania and Kenya – the guides, porters and administration staff that were the backbone of your last World Expeditions adventure – are in need.

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on all of us who derive an income from travel and tourism, equating to millions of jobs lost or at risk in an industry that was just a short time ago a global economic and social force.

During a pandemic the marginalised are not only at greater risk of catching the virus but they are also most likely to suffer the worst effects of the economic downturn.

It's heartbreaking to hear how, for most of those nations, there has been little to no government support and this has impacted the livelihoods of guides, drivers, porters, cooks and staff members behind the scenes.

The trickle down effect on their community and families has caused much fear and anxiety for what many will see as a bleak future ahead while COVID-19 plays out.

The wonderful individuals who have given us so much joy in our travels, are soon to be without income.

You can help by donating to the World Expeditions Foundation’s Lend a Hand Appeal and 100% of funds distributed to the recipients intended and no administration fees withheld.

Who will your donations support?

In line with the mandate of the World Expeditions Foundation, 100% of donations from the appeal will be dispersed to our local partners and their employees in Nepal, Peru, India, Tanzania and Kenya.

These individuals include the field and office team – the guides, porters, drivers, cooks and administration staff.

Please lend a hand today and help make a difference. World Expeditions has kicked off the fundraising with a $AUD1000 donation. 

*Donations over $2 made by Australian residents will receive a tax deductible receipt.

Published 2 June 2020.

Thoughtful Travel, Responsible Travel, Charity, Appeal, Foundation, Community

Comments (3)

Heather Hawkins

This is such a wonderful and practical initiative, H :)

2 weeks ago
scott pinnegar

A fantastic initiative for some of the most hardworking , knowledgeable and passionate guides in the travel industry! Very happy to contribute to help the livelihood of our guides and their families.

3 weeks ago
Dianne Monson

Great idea to start this. Good luck to everyone.

3 weeks ago
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