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Coming together to help the victims of Nepal

In a world where many (and I mean many) people are generally negative when it comes to their jobs, I have always considered myself lucky to work for a company like G Adventures. It's not everyday that you get to work for a company that truly cares about its employees, customers (travellers in this case) and everyone else who the company manages to touch. I get to see/hear about this everyday at work and I've even had the chance to experience how G Adventures changes peoples lives while travelling to China, India and Bali with the company.

One of the most amazing things about G Adventures is undoubtedly Planeterra. As described by G Adventures:

Established in 2003, the Planeterra Foundation is our non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the communities touched by tourism benefit from the opportunities it provides. Planeterra works directly with G Adventures to minimize the impact on the destinations, and to promote sustainable solutions and economic growth for communities. Planeterra manages over 50 current and funded projects in underserved regions all over the world.

In my time at G Adventures I've seen Planeterra do some amazing things. From launching projects/initiatives all across the globe to bringing together the G family in times of need during the Philippines disaster, Planeterra has always been there to help make the world a better place.

Which brings me to the recent disaster that happened in Nepal over the weekend. Almost as quickly as the earthquake hit, Planeterra had set up a page to accept donations to be used for the long-term repairing/rebuilding of homes in the region (including homes of porters, guides, homestay hosts and the homes of women who are part of Planeterra's Sisterhood of Survivors community project.

I know a lot of people want to donate to help the cause but aren't sure how. There are a ton of amazing charities/organizations out there that you can't go wrong with, but if you're on the fence then I highly recommend taking a look at Planeterra. They've already surpassed their goal of raising $75,000 and, with nearly $92,000 raised they're almost at their new goal of $100,000. If you're looking to help out then take a look. Planeterra has already seen a huge amount of support, but every little bit helps and it's never to late to help out.



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