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Positive Footprints - Ecuadorian Amazon

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 | Views [4551] | Comments [1]

WorldNomads.com Founder, Simon Monk and GapAdventures.com founder, Bruce Poon Tip travel to the Quichua community, deep in the heart of Amazonian Ecuador.


It's been 20 years since the first Gap Adventures trip was run in the Amazon, when a special relationship was formed between community leader, Delfin and Bruce. A relationship that was not just the beginning of one the worlds largest adventure travel companies, but also the foundation for the shared vision of how travel, when managed responsibly, can support both community development as well as enlighten travellers to different way of life outside their own.

It's also the start of a new relationship, between two seasoned travellers, driving their commitment to sustainable community development through the Footprints Network and Planeterra.

Simon, seeing first hand how our Footprints Network, a group of like minded companies funding community development through micro donations made online, can make a positive impact to the local community.

2,070 travellers funding the building of a new school classroom, a much needed and community driven initiative to help support local education.

Find out what drives people not just to make a difference, but to work hand in hand with local communities, to harness the power of travel and give back to those that have shared their unique way of life with travellers for the past 20 years.

This documentary was made possible by the amazing support of the GapAdventures.com team, HostelWorld.com who helped get the team there and put roofs over our heads and Delfin and the Quichua community, who welcomed us with open arms and allowed us to experience the richness of their culture.

For more information on the funded project and other great development initiatives, visit -
http://www.footprintsnetwork.org
http://www.planeterra.org

Tags: amazon, community development, ecuador, education, gap adventures, international development, south america, sustainable tourism, world nomads

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Very awesome. Very motivating. Nice work.

  Sven Jul 1, 2011 1:05 AM

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