Making a Difference
Creating a positive long-term impact
“Give a fish to a man and you will give him food for a day, teach him how to fish and feed him for the rest of his life” (Chinese proverb)
Although you will travel to many beautiful places, there are also a lot of impoverished areas in Peru that travelers usually do not visit.
SO… WHAT CAN WE DO TO ALLEVIATE THE SITUATION OF PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY?
Even though government institutions are majorly responsible for remedying this issue, ordinary people can also provide assistance to those in need, especially when these institutions do not fulfill their responsibility adequately.
THEN…WHAT IS THE BEST FORM OF ASSISTANCE?
We believe that just giving money away without knowing where it ends up is a waste. Therefore
investing this money in a worthwhile project, where you can witness the positive changes taking place, is a better investment. We believe that Education is the key. Not only do you provide financial support, but it is a place where it will be more beneficial in the long run. This money will teach people how to move forward and to make a real change for the better.
THEREFORE… WHO DO WE SUPPORT?
Considering the prevalence of a “machismo” culture in Peru, Smart Voyages focuses on helping young, disadvantaged girls who are currently living in orphanages.
It has been noted that in many cases these girls have to grow up quickly. This may be because they take on motherhood or the burden of domestic work, drop out of school, are sexually exploited or, at best, enter the labor market without having the necessary capabilities.
We are committed to empowering these girls by educating them and teaching them to pay it forward and creating a chain reaction of change.
By travelling with us, you are already helping as part of the profits are used to support this cause.
If you wish to hear more about what we do or want to help more, just contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org