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Our Charities

At Jacada, giving back is important to us, so every time you travel with us, we donate a portion of the profits to a local community or conservation-focused charity. That way, your trip has a direct positive impact on the people in the region you’re travelling to.

Community-Focused Charities

Uthando (South Africa)

Uthando (Love) South Africa is a unique and innovative non-profit and Fair Trade in Tourism accredited company. The aim of Uthando is to raise funds and other forms of assistance for community development projects in South Africa.
Uthando also offers meaningful experiences for individual travellers as well as groups in the sprawling and impoverished townships of Cape Town. Most recently we helped fund the new Isiseko Educare Centre, a day-care centre, in the Cape Town township of Mfuleni.

Condor Trust (Ecuador)

Over the past ten years, the Condor Trust has helped over 80 young Ecuadorians attend secondary school and/or higher education. Some of the first students taken on in 2004 graduated from university in 2012 and now have professional jobs, which demonstrates how successful the whole cycle of support can be.
Our funds will allow the provision of uniform, books and school materials to enable ten children from low or no income families to attend secondary school in the city, with the ultimate aim of helping them complete their education, find a job and break the cycle of poverty.

Building Schools for Burma

Building Schools for Burma is a project set up by Patrick Gilfeather to advance the education of the children of Myanmar by providing educational facilities and building schools. He aims to eventually build at least one school in each of Myanmar’s states.
In 2014, Kate went to see a school Paddy added to part of an existing monastery near Bagan.
More about Paddy’s charity here

Mousetrap (UK)

Mousetrap Theatre Projects believe passionately in the power of theatre to transform young lives. Each year they take thousands of children and young people who are disadvantaged or have special needs to see London’s top theatre. They open the doors to this magical world to those who would otherwise find them closed.
Theatre trips are just the beginning. They also run an extensive range of theatre education projects in schools and youth clubs across London, designed to encourage creativity, teach new skills, develop self-esteem, boost self-confidence and raise aspirations.

Loloma (Fiji)

Loloma Home and Care Centre is a temporary shelter in Nadi on the island of Fiji. Set up in 2009, the shelter provides a safe haven for single mothers and their children, abused women and the homeless.
As well as providing much needed respite and shelter, Loloma also aims to educate the children in their care and offers the women skills to help them integrate back into society.

Conservation-Focused Charities

Asociación Ondine (Europe)

Asociación Ondine is an environmental organisation focusing on improving marine ecosystems around the Balearic Islands. They organise beach clean ups, run courses for children about plastic pollution, and work with events to reduce their plastic consumption.
Mallorca is the only Mission Blue Hope Spot in the Mediterranean, with eight Marine Protected Areas (MPAS) and one natural reserve. Asociación Ondine aims to increase this by working with the government and scientists to work out ways in which tourist activities, such as diving, can be sustainable.
They also run their own research projects, such as a four-year stingray survey.

WLT (Borneo)

Since 2008, WLT and its project partners have been working to secure strategically vital areas of Bornean forest to create wildlife corridors and to connect fragmented patches, ensuring that a continuous, protected habitat exists for wildlife and local communities.
There are more than 74,000 acres (30,000 hectares) of forest under protection in the Lower Kinabatangan floodplain, but these reserves are fragmented and under threat from the expansion of agriculture, namely palm oil production.

Kids Saving the Rainforest (Costa Rica)

KSTR rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife in and around Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. The organisation was founded in 1999 when two nine-year-olds, Janine Licare and Aislin Livingstone, were inspired to protect the rainforest and its wildlife. Read their story here.
KSTR is supported through the the LATA Foundation. Due to the small nature of some of its projects, the amounts we donate are often surplus to requirement, so our donations are also shared out between other LATA Foundation projects.

Rhinos Without Borders (South Africa)

Faced with a devastating rise in illegal rhino poaching in South Africa, Rhinos Without Borders was formed by Great Plains Conservation and andBeyond in order to start moving these endangered animals away from the poaching hotspots in South Africa to a safer environment in Botswana. They aim to move 100 rhinos in total.
The budget to translocate just one rhino is USD 45,000. The whole project, including ongoing and monitoring and security, requires a total budget of USD 4.5 million.
Back in January 2015, we held an event in aid of rhino projects, including Rhinos Without Borders, and raised over £10,500 (USD 16,300).

Endangered Species Foundation of New Zealand

The Endangered Species Foundation of New Zealand (ESF) is an independent and apolitical charitable trust that operates across New Zealand. The Foundation strives to ensure there are no more extinctions of New Zealand’s unique indigenous biodiversity – from plants and fungi to fish, insects, birds and mammals, whether on land or at sea.
Our funding will help ESF to save New Zealand's ten most endangered species and work on important conservation projects.