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Giving a little back

We believe there is a moral obligation to give a little back to the communities in which we travel. The Footprints Network was founded by WorldNomads.com as an online philanthropy project to do just that. How does it work? When you purchase a policy with us, choose a project and add on your tiny donation. Here are the current projects that we are funding.

Laos Comprehensive Eye Care Project

Lao PDR | The Fred Hollows Foundation
To expand the Comprehensive Eye Care Project into three additional provinces of Northern Laos to address key priorities for eye health aimed at the elimination of avoidable blindness by 2020.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 15,000.00

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Youth Empowerment & Education in Colombia

Colombia | Fundación Buen Punto
To educate and empower young leaders of a community surf school for vulnerable Afro Colombian youth in order to impact more youth, generate income for the local community and encourage tourism.
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Project cost: (USD) 10,000.00

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Empowering Communities in Bangladesh

Bangladesh | Oxfam Australia
To strengthen community resilience to prepare and respond to the risks associated with disasters and climate change by fostering economic empowerment, inclusive leadership and disaster preparedness.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 30,000.00

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needed
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Pre-schools for children in Vietnam

Viet Nam | Plan Australia
The project will promote education for children aged 0-8 in ethnic minority communities by focusing on their early childhood care and development with community-based care, early stimulation and preparation for primary school.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 30,000.00

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needed
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Protecting Lives in Vanuatu

Vanuatu | CARE Australia
In March 2015, the people of Vanuatu were hit by one of the most devastating cyclones in the nation’s history, Cyclone Pam. The YUMI strong project is working with the government and 14 remote island communities to ensure the people of Vanuatu are stronger and better prepared to survive a future natural disaster.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 25,000.00

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needed
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Saving Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

Costa Rica | Sea Turtle Conservancy
To monitor and protect endangered green turtles at Tortuguero, Costa Rica (nesting site for the largest remaining green turtle colony in the world), through a rigorous research, conservation and community education program.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (USD) 15,000.00

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needed
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Bringing water, sanitation & hygiene to a Manufani village

Timor-Leste | WaterAid Australia
To enhance the health and quality of life of poor remote rural people living in a village in Manufahi District, through the provision of access to clean water and sanitation and by improving related hygiene practic
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 30,000.00

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needed
Raised

Ending malnutrition in Sumba, Indonesia

Indonesia | SurfAid
In Sumba, Indonesia, childhood malnutrition is unacceptably high. SurfAid will work with communities to establish vegetable gardens and seed banks, and improve family nutrition through cooking classes to ultimately reduce malnutrition in children under five and pregnant women.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 25,000.00

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needed
Raised

Rebuilding Schools, Nepal Earthquake Recovery

Nepal | Australian Himalayan Foundation
This project aims to repair and rebuild schools in the Lower Solukhumbu or Everest region after the two devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal on the 25th April and the 12th May this year.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 40,000.00

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needed
Raised