"I am a travel junkie. I’ve lived all over the world in places like Thailand and the Czech Republic. I have this intense, unexplained desire to learn as much as I can about human connections and other cultures. When my mom proposed that we go through a travel company for our big mother-daughter trip, I must say I was a little concerned that it would involve tour buses and restaurants with a special “tourist menu”. Oh my goodness was I completely wrong. Nanda journeys curated an incredible trip taking us to places I never could have found on my own. We let them know we loved farm fresh food, nature and yoga and they put us up in an off the grid self sufficient farm that held daily yoga and mediation classes in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle! I was blown away. They took care of experiences like spending a day at natural hot springs,
jungle tours, kayaking, and being totally immersed in the
culture of beautiful Costa Rica. We felt taken care of the
whole time. I’m an experienced traveler but could never
have put this trip together (especially for the price they
did!). I am so grateful for Nanda journeys and how
extremely thoughtful they were in turning our vision into a
beautiful yoga-centric mother daughter trip. It was an
exceptional experience "
Wellness Journey Costa Rica, January 2018
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
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
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.
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
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 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
Current Kind Words Testimonial. John elected to have his $250 donation made to Disha Foundation in Jaipur, India.