Intrepid Travel’s non-profit The Intrepid Foundation has delivered meals to more than 350 families in Peru after raising AUD$20,000 through its Covid-19 Relief Appeal.
The meals have been distributed to families in the Sacred Valley in partnership with the NGO MEDLIFE, helping feed more than 1,700 people.
Intrepid said many of these families are cooks and porters whose livelihoods have been directly impacted by the lack of tourism due to the ongoing pandemic.
The Intrepid Foundation worked locally with the NGO MEDLIFE, which supports low-income communities in Latin America with access to medicine, education, and food aid.
“The entire tourism industry has been severely impacted by this pandemic. But as a sustainable tour operator, we are committed to giving back and supporting local communities even through the most challenging times,” said Gary Cohen, Intrepid’s general manager for Latin America.
“Our work with MEDLIFE has allowed us to provide critical support to families whose livelihood depends on international tourism.”
Intrepid Travel is the world’s largest travel B Corp. The adventure travel company has adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which aim to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice.
Intrepid said the foundation has remained committed to its SDG goals despite the challenges of the last 12 months. In addition to its efforts in Peru, the appeal is supporting projects including women’s education in Morocco and food security in Nepal.
Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has donated more than AUD$10 million AUD to more than 130 global community organisations.
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