"Nanda Trips are filled with a purpose to serve the communities we visit. This is our second trip with this company and were were deeply touched in both instances by our interactions with the groups we helped. No matter how limited our contribution

was (i.e. dental screenings), we all felt inspired by

these groups (i.e. the communities in Peru and IN


We can't wait for the next trip.Thank you much

for everything. will feel honored if the School of

St. Jude receives a donation. We were impressed

with their outreach, discipline and positive impact

that this school have on the youth of Arusha. "

Lourdes Secola & Shelly Lerner
Dental Health Journey, Tanzania 2018

Colegio Madre Teresa

Located in the epicenter of 10 of San Fernando’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, the Mother Teresa College in Argentina promotes the skills of children and their families through educational, sporting and cultural proposals to improve their quality of life and cooperate with it in community development. The school is supported entirely by contributions. Learn more about the Colegio Madre Teresa by visiting www.colegiomadreteresa.edu.ar

Disha Foundation

The Disha Foundation is a resource center for multiple disabilities. A donation can help educate a person with multiple disabilities and help maximize their learning abilities both academically and functionally. Learn more about the Disha Foundation by visiting www.dishafoundation.org

Meet Our Community Partners

Current Kind Words Testimonial. Lourdes and Shelly elected to have their donation made to the School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania.


Ollantaytambo Medical Center

The remote indigenous communities surrounding Ollantaytambo in Peru are medically under-served because of geographic isolation, poor road conditions, and irregular transportation. Poor socioeconomic conditions, malnutrition, lack of basic services, and poor education further worsen health outcomes. Rates of preventable illnesses are high, screening for common diseases is rare, and many diseases present late to medical attention, resulting in unacceptable rates of morbidity and mortality in these communities. Donations go toward needed medical supplies.

We strongly believe in giving back to the communities we visit around the world. That’s why every quarter we donate $250 to a community partner. The best part? Our travelers are the ones who get to pay it forward. Simply submit a testimonial about your Nanda travel experience; we’ll randomly select a traveler testimonial and invite you to choose one of our five community partners to receive the charitable donation.

The School of St. Jude

Donations to The School of St Jude helps continue their mission of fighting poverty through education. They aim to educate disadvantaged, bright students from the Arusha Region to become the future moral and intellectual leaders of Tanzania. Nanda’s charitable donation will help deserving students reach the great height of their potential by providing a free, high-quality education, daily hot meals, safe housing, transport and much more. Learn more about The School of St. Jude by visiting www.schoolofstjude.org

Submit a Testimonial

We’re proud to either visit or directly contribute to the following non-profits. Even through our merchandise (yes, those wonderful Nanda bags you received in your travel packet, were made by artisans from MESH!) we support small businesses that in turn support and enhance their local communities – it’s a beautiful cycle.


MESH (Maximizing Employment to Serve the Handicapped)

MESH is an Indian organization practicing Fair Trade with disabled and leprosy affected crafts artisans, for their rehabilitation. They have a shop in New Delhi and work with disabled artisans from all over India. Learn more about MESH by visiting www.mesh.org.in