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Monday,  April 15, 2024 8:54 AM 

G Adventures has five new projects that impact the lives of 400+ women


G Adventures has five new projects that impact the lives of 400+ women
Asociación de Mujeres Artesanas Zoológico Mágico. (G Adventures)
Pax Global Media

This International Women’s Day (March 8), G Adventures and its non-profit partner, Planeterra, are introducing five new community tourism projects designed to empower local women in the countries it visits, supporting the 444 women who help operate five social enterprises. 

The new projects include the Kirtipur Community Homestay in Newari, Nepal, which is run by local Indigenous women, Restaurante El Manglar in Izabel, Guatemala, founded by the Cayo Quemado Women’s Committee, and the Ban Ou Community Tourism Project in Luang Prabang, Laos, which will offer travellers experiences such as making Laos rice noodles and learning traditional weaving. 

Restaurante El Manglar. (G Adventures)

All projects are designed to empower local women to earn an income, share and preserve their local traditions, and uplift their local communities as a result. 

Three of the projects were also funded by donations made during Planeterra’s 20th anniversary campaign and G Adventures’ inaugural GX community tourism summit, held in Cusco, Peru, in September last year. 

G Adventures and Planeterra, with which the projects were developed, have also recently announced an ambitious initiative - Project 300 - which will see 300 social enterprises built into G Adventures trips by 2030.

The Lady Tuk Tuk Driver Association in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (G Adventures)

The addition of the five new projects brings the total number of community enterprises G Adventures and Planeterra have designed to support local women to 28 in 19 countries, empowering the thousands of women involved in delivering experiences to travellers.  

The final two women’s empowerment experiences being announced for travellers to enjoy in 2024 are the Lady Tuk Tuk Driver Association in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and artisan cooperative, Mujeres Artesanas Zoológico Mágico, located in Oaxaca, Mexico.  

Travellers can now experience the new women’s empowerment projects on the following G Adventures trips: 


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