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

"I realized I had not connected with you when I returned.  I did find my way back home, which is good!  I don't know how you find the experiences I have traveled on, but each time I sign up I wonder how you can top the previous experience! I thought I would share a couple pictures--I have so many!  The drum we made, the student of the family we visited (featured right), and of course, Lynn interacting

with students. 

The Serengeti was a great adventure!!!!!

Arnold took us so close to all the action

and I have great pictures.

Thanks, for making our trips so fantastic. 

I don't know how you can make next year any

better but I know you will work to do your best.

exceptional experience "

Helen Mellema
Music Education 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

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

Meet Our Community Partners

Current Kind Words Testimonial. Helen elected to have her $250 donation made to Disha Foundation in Jaipur, India.


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

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.