Giving back to the Community
by, 09-15-2007 at 03:43 AM (36377 Views)
We love to travel and love to learn more from many different cultures. I always appreciate ideas in order to better improve my giving back to the community. These are some things we have done:
1. Contact the property you are staying at and seeing if there is anything missing in their community. (For example, some have schools that could use books.) Some communities might be having a drive to raise funds for their improvement and are seeking donations in the form of giveaways.
2. School supplies such as pencils, paper, flash cards, etc. We love doing this in Nicaragua. The schools are pretty bare bone. The local property there will tell you what is missing.
3. Buy from a local person. Definitely ask at your property who might be a local artisan, etc. Try to support the community by supporting the local artisans.
4. Try the local food. Yes, take a little risk if you are up to it and purchase food right from the street vendors in order to get a more authentic tasting experience.
These are some ideas. Would love to know what else people are doing?