Gap Adventures Participates in Dow Live Earth Run for Water Events Worldwide
This page briefly outlines what each Gap Adventures office did for their runs -- We ran in London, Cusco, Lima, San Jose, Cape Town and Toronto, where our run fees contributed to local water projects.
In Cusco, Peru our run was a hike, through the Sacred Valley, where earlier this year 80 families that we work with (they are Gap Adventures porters for our Inca Trail trips and women who belong to Planeterra's Women's Weaving Cooperative), were devastated by floods, landslides and lost almost everything. Planeterra's project manager, Danielle Weiss, organized a relief trip with Gap Adventures staff and passengers who were currently travelling with the company. They hiked 6km to the base of one of the Sacred Valley communities and distributed food, supplies and lunch and played soccer with the kids. The full story on that can be found here.
Additionally we are raising money throughout earth month to install ten new water tanks in Kenya's Kuwour village where we have a community tourism project that provides access to clean drinking water. A description and video of the project can be seen here.
Below are some photos and we have a ton on our online community.