Visit our programmes
Visiting charitable programmes can be a delicate subject. Our members are always interested to meet supporters, but we're not in the business of 'fixing' the poor. The aim of these visits is to learn from these communities and our partners - it’s not so much ‘Go & Give’, more ‘Learn and Return’.
We are able to take a small number of key supporters and potential advocates to visit our partners and meet members each year. We’d like to take every supporter, but inevitably we have to work out whether this is best for you and for our partners.
Our next trip will take place in February 2019 where you will have the opportunity to meet micro-entrepreneurs whose lives are being transformed thanks to Five Talents' unique savings, loans and business skills programme in Burundi. You will also have the opportunity to experience the revolution of digital finance in remote communities, find out more about how the programme works and of course, meet the members and see their businesses.
We have also planned a trip to Tanzania in October 2019. We will be visiting Five Talents Saving Groups and members at their businesses!
If you are interested in attending or want to find out more information, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"I FEEL THAT 'HUMBLED' IS OFTEN A MISUSED AND THEREFORE DEVALUED TERM - BUT I CAN SAY THAT ON EVERY STEP OF MY TIME IN KENYA I FELT HUMBLED BY THE KINDNESS, HOSPITALITY AND GENEROSITY OF EVERYONE I CAME ACROSS."
- EDMUND WILDISH
While on the trip you'll have the opportunity to meet some of the thousands of people supported by our programmes in East Africa, find out more about the businesses they run and how our partners have supported them. You will hear inspiring stories of people working together as a community in difficult circumstances to grow their businesses and support themselves and their families. You'll also spend time with the staff finding out what is involved in the day to day running of the programme as well as the challenges they face working in often remote and challenging situations.
We welcome requests for groups to visit our programmes, whether it is comprised of members of a company, school, church, or other organisation.
Travelling to our programmes is a powerful experience for any group of people seeking to develop long-term links with a community in East Africa.
For more details, please email us at email@example.com
Who: Past trips have benefitted major funders, key volunteers, and those wanting to be long-term supporters and those who want to see the impact their support has had.
Where: It varies, most trips last about a week.
When: It varies, usually in Spring and Autumn - the next trip will be taking place in February 2019.
How much: You will need to fund the cost of the trip yourself and make a contribution to the local work. Typically, £1500 covers all the costs, includes a donation element and will give you a wonderful life-long experience.
Whatever your interest, the trip is sure to leave a lasting impact.