Creative Solutions is based in Mangapwani, a village on the northwestern side of Zanzibar. Its mission is to develop self-reliance through education and vocational training, particularly among women. In June 2010, Roadmonkey expedition members and Zanzibar residents organized by Creative Solutions built a clean-water well to serve some 3,000 local villagers.


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Voluntario Global is a non-profit network of small local initiatives in Latin America that develops sustainable volunteer programs to raise social awareness among young people. Our work promotes open communication and cooperation among social organizations, local citizens, and volunteers from all over the world. In March 2011, Roadmonkey and Voluntario Global rebuilt a decaying laudromat in Buenos Aires run by local at-risk youth.


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The Catalyst Foundation provides families living in Vietnam€™s most extreme poverty access to education and economic opportunities, with the goal of building a sense of collective empowerment. Many of these families are particularly vulnerable to child trafficking. Catalyst Foundation raises awareness of trafficking at the grassroots level. In November 2010, Roadmonkey expedition members built a playground with Catalyst for impoverished ethnic Khmer children in the Mekong Delta.


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Awamaki empowers impoverished indigenous women in the region near Cusco, in southern Peru, to improve the quality of their weavings, revitalize the rich Quechua textile tradition and provide the weavers a reliable income. In May 2010, Roadmonkey expedition members built a dye house from traditional adobe for indigenous women weavers in a village on the historic Inca Trail. In November 2009, Travel & Leisure named Awamaki as a Global Vision award winner.


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For more than a half century, The Fabretto Children€™s Foundation enables impoverished Nicaraguan children and their families to break the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential with programs that promote nutrition, health, education, community and character development. In March 2010, Roadmonkey and Fabretto built a playground at a school in northern Nicaragua. Based in Virginia, the foundation is a not-for-profit organization.


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The Livingstone Tanzania Trust is a self-help development charity that alleviates poverty through education. Through grassroots participation, Livingstone helps local communities realize their development aspirations in a cost effective, sustainable way. In June 2010, a Roadmonkey expedition team built a fish pond and turned a cinder-block classroom into one of the few primary-school libraries in Tanzania. In August 2010, Roadmonkey and The Livingtone Trust teamed once again to build a fuel-efficient kitchen at the Waangwaray Primary School farm in Babati. 


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The East Meets West Foundation believes that every person deserves access to clean water, proper medical treatment and a solid education, and has a 21-year track record of innovative and effective work in Vietnam. In November 2009, Roadmonkey and EMW joined forces to build a revenue-generating organic farm and greenhouse at a boarding school for ethnic minority students in Vietnam€™s Central Highlands.


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In July, In 2009, Roadmonkey teamed with The Bibi Jann Children€™s Care Trust, to build a clean-water system and build and paint several classrooms at a school in Mbagala, a suburb of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for 130 children, some of whom were orphaned by AIDS.


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Worldwide Orphans Foundation was founded in 1997 by Dr. Jane Aronson, a pediatric infectious disease and adoption medicine specialist, to transform the lives of orphaned children by taking them out of anonymity and helping them to become healthy, independent, productive members of their communities. In November 2008, Roadmonkey teamed with WWO to build a playground for HIV-positive orphans at a facility near Hanoi.


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The Omprakash Foundation lists volunteer opportunities at more than 100 grassroots social projects in more than 25 countries, including Peru, Uganda, India and many others. Omprakash screens and verifies all volunteer organizations we list and we offer connections to them free of charge. We represent organizations focused on issues as diverse as deforestation, women€™s empowerment, clean energy, food security, and access to clean drinking water.


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What Our Clients Have to Say About Roadmonkey:

What you are doing has had a huge affect on all of us, internally. Externally, there is a playground where there was none and a bit more hope than there was just a week ago. There are ties forged by the experience that go both ways, and cross oceans, that will never be undone. It's a beautiful thing.
~ John, architect

Thank you for an incredible trip. I was surprised to return from travel to a new land feeling rejuvenated by and indebted to a group of people I traveled with. We Roadmonkeys dug our toes into foreign soil and I got the feeling that, in a little over a week, we were let in on some of the secrets Peru keeps from travelers of convenience.
~ McKenna, hedge fund administrator

I was hoping for a trip through which I would learn about and participate in another culture and be challenged mentally, emotionally and physically in a relatively safe format. The Roadmonkey trip fulfilled and, then, wildly exceeded all my expectations.
~ Chelsea, biochemist

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