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What is it like to make a solidarity group trip with Responsible Tourism? If you're looking for a unique and enriching way to explore new destinations while making a positive difference to local communities and the environment, you're in the right place. In this post, we take you by the hand through the amazing experience of taking a solidarity group trip with Responsible Tourism. By travelling in a group, your impact is multiplied. At Tumaini, we believe in the power of small groups to make a big impact. Our solidarity trips are

Thank you for giving love💛 We share with you the beautiful result of the fundraising we launched in December to help the children of one of the projects we collaborate with in Kenya. This initiative was carried out thanks to Marta and Narmín, two Tumaini volunteers who, after having collaborated with the NGO for a few weeks, decided to help them to improve the hygiene conditions and wellbeing of the children by buying the materials they needed such as towels, sheets...This organisation has helped more than 100 children and

Discover the real impact of a solidarity trip on the NGO we work with in Mombasa. "It is a pleasure for the centre to welcome Tumaini volunteers" This is the beginning of the letter written to us by Ken, local coordinator of the NGO we collaborate with in Mombasa. It is important for the project to have people around who care and love the children, something fundamental for their growth and development. The NGO plays a fundamental role in the rescue, rehabilitation and

Nuria's experience travelling in a group and discovering Kenya in a responsible way. Fear of travelling alone, of not knowing how to get along in a country new to you, of messing up, of wanting to go back home because you feel you are out of your comfort zone. Who hasn't felt like that at some point? As they say, everything in life has a solution, so at Tumaini we decided to give solidarity group travel combined with responsible tourism a chance to get to know the country.

They say that when you leave Kenya a little piece of you stays there, that a sense of sadness accompanies you leaving this place and that the smiles you see are etched on your retina for life. At the beginning, before the trip, you may be accompanied by fear and uncertainty about the unknown, as well as an unexpected accumulation of unknown emotions because we are going to a place with a totally different reality, with different experiences and with a way of seeing life that is very different from our own.

Tumaini means "hope" in Swahili or Swahili, which is the eastern Bantu language of Kenya. In addition, Tumaini's own lyrics build an evocative image in the form of a fishing boat: “Give a man a fish and he will eat today, give him a rod and teach him to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life”. A simple phrase in the face of the current complex reality that aims to serve as a guide to our work. Why Swahili? The reason for using Swahili is that the founder of Tumaini, Mónica Herreras, gave a

Paula and Adrián with one of the children of the . She is only 19 years old, but this summer she has already lived an enriching experience full of solidarity and learning: a solidarity trip to Kenya, through Tumaini. She collaborated with an NGO that takes in street children, offers them a home and education so that they can aspire to a better future. This is her experience. How was the preparation of your trip? Did you receive all the information you needed from Tumaini? Yes, I received very complete information. Then the

Monica in the Kenya project. He collaborated for 3 months. From June to September 2018, Mónica lived a summer full of learning, adventure, and solidarity. He collaborated with an NGO that takes in street children in Kenya. Before leaving, “I knew I would miss every single person at the center,” she says. Why did you choose to go on a charity trip and why to Kenya? I've had a charity trip on my mind for a long time! I decided after going to a Tumaini meeting in Barcelona.

Elisa in the reception center in Kenya. She was the first international volunteer. Elisa already knew Kenya. She had taken an organized trip in 2017. It had such an impact on her that, when she was landing in Madrid, she promised herself that she would return the following year. But he did not return from tourism, but with a solidarity trip, through Tumaini. Thanks to volunteering, he has known "the essential, the authentic and the impressive" of the country, he says. The experience has been so beautiful that he says he would repeat it "a thousand more times and each time

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