Last month, The Intrepid Foundation, in partnership with the NGO MEDLIFE, delivered meals to over 350 families in Peru’s Sacred Valley. Many of these families are cooks and porters whose livelihood have been impacted by the global pandemic.
Intrepid Travel’s not-for-profit, The Intrepid Foundation, has donated more than $20,000 AUD worth of food parcels to 356 families in Peru’s Sacred Valley. The meals will help to feed over 1,700 people, many whom are cooks and porters whose livelihoods have been directly impacted by the lack of tourism due to the ongoing, global health crisis.
The Intrepid Foundation worked locally with the NGO MEDLIFE, who supports low-income communities in Latin America with access to medicine, education, and food aid.
“The entire tourism industry has been severely impacted by this pandemic. But as a sustainable tour operator, we must find ways to give back and support local communities even through the most challenging times” says Gary Cohen, Intrepid’s General Manager for Latin America. “Our work with MEDLIFE has allowed us to provide critical support to families whose livelihood depends on international tourism. It’s part of an on-going effort to find purpose during a pandemic.”
Intrepid Travel is the world’s largest travel B Corp who have globally adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which aim to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice. Despite the challenges faced over the last 12 months, The Intrepid Foundation has remained committed to their SDG goals and supporting local communities with partners like MEDLIFE through their COVID-19 appeal. In addition to their work in Peru, the COVID-19 appeal is supporting projects all over the world including women’s education in Morocco and food security in Nepal.
Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has donated over $10 million AUD to over 130 global community organizations. For more information or to donate to the COVID-19 appeal visit https://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/communities-in-crisis.
Photos courtesy of Intrepid Travel.