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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.

Increase Access to Eye Care for Indigenous Australians

Australia | The Fred Hollows Foundation
This project will work to deliver expanded outreach ophthalmology visits across the Top End of the Northern Territory to alleviate the burden of avoidable blindness on remote Indigenous communities.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 20,000.00

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needed
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Build a Community Bike Shop on the Jordan Trail

Jordan | Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy
Donated bikes are shipped to Jordan, where the shipping container is re-purposed to serve as a bike shop, creating jobs for disadvantaged youth, empowering the community with mobility, and giving tourists yet another option for how to experience a destination: guided bike tour!
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (USD) 25,000.00

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needed
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Empowering Mekong River Communities

Lao PDR | Oxfam Australia
This project aims to better protect ecosystems in the Mekong Region and empower local communities, allowing them to have a voice in its development - and reap the benefits of this natural resource.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 30,000.00

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needed
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Educating Communities for Healthy Children in Sumba, Indonesia

Indonesia | SurfAid
This project aims to improve the health and well-being of children under five in Sumba, Indonesia through educating the local community in child-care techniques and healthy practices.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 25,000.00

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needed
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Provide Mobile Libraries for Children in Ethiopia

Ethiopia | Plan Australia
This project will help improve the wellbeing and learning opportunities for marginalised children in the highlands of Ethiopia. The project focuses on child play and literacy as keys to development.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 15,000.00

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needed
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Clean Water for Mothers & Babies in Cambodia

Cambodia | WaterAid Australia
This project aims to improve the cleanliness of healthcare facilities and maternity wards in rural Cambodia. Improving water and sanitation facilities, and educating hospital staff in improved hygiene, will prevent the spread of infection and reduce the risk of maternal and infant death.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 30,000.00

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needed
Raised

Save Green Sea Turtles in Bermuda

Bermuda | Sea Turtle Conservancy
This research, conservation and education program is protecting juvenile green turtles that travel to Bermuda to grow up after hatching on nesting beaches around the Caribbean and Latin America.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (USD) 20,000.00

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needed
Raised

Teacher Training & Quality Education Program, Nepal Himalaya

Nepal | Australian Himalayan Foundation
This project is a part of an ongoing Teacher Training & Quality Education program, which operates in one of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, the Lower Solu Khumbu, and helps to ensure that all children have access to a primary education.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 25,000.00

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needed
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Safe Access to Jobs for Migrant Women in Myanmar

Myanmar | CARE Australia
This project aims to help women migrants from rural areas, who are at great risk of exploitation, find safe employment, gain protections against violence and access health services and other support in urban cities in Myanmar.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 25,000.00

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needed
Raised

Youth Education & Empowerment in PNG

Papua New Guinea | Save The Children Australia
This project empowers adolescents from disadvantaged communities through education and sport, encouraging them to return to school and develop employment opportunities.
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Fundraising status

Project cost: (AUD) 40,000.00

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needed
Raised