|PEACE and Destination:PEACE Announce New Partnership with Investours|
Anna Ruman - PVNN
October 29, 2010
A new nonprofit has hit Banderas Bay! The local nonprofit PEACE and Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacations have announced a partnership with the innovative nonprofit Investours.
|The local nonprofit PEACE and Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacations have announced a partnership with the innovative nonprofit Investours.|
Founded in 2008, Investours works at the intersection of microfinance and socially responsible tourism by organizing authentic, life-changing, and socially responsible community tours called "investours." An investour allows participants, called "investourists," to improve the economic condition of hardworking, low-income Mexican families through micro-finance.
During the tour, investourists visit small communities, meet female entrepreneurs, and listen to their business ideas. In the Bahía de Banderas region, these entrepreneurs are prospective clients of ¡Sé Más! (Be More!), PEACE's microfinance lending program.
At the end of the tour, investourists decide which entrepreneur will receive a micro-loan, and 100% of the tour group's fees go to the entrepreneur of the investourists' choice. Afterwards, investour alumni can track the loan online.
This micro-loan will help improve the lives of the entrepreneur, her family, and her fellow community members. Therefore, investourists not only experience the cultural and economic diversity that defines the Bahía, but they do so while giving back to the neediest residents of this beautiful region!
Investours' first microfinance tour in the Banderas Bay area will be included as part of Destination: PEACE's December 11-16 Volunteer Vacation in Punta de Mita. During a Destination:PEACE Volunteer Vacation, guests experience another culture while making a difference in the lives of others: children, women, families, animals and the environment. For more information, visit DestinationPeace.com.
For more information about Investours in Puerto Vallarta or to sign up for an Investour, visit Investours.org or contact Anna Ruman, Investours' Director of Mexico Programs, at anna(at)investours.org.
PEACE: Protection, Education, Animals, Culture and Environment, is a nonprofit organization established in 2005, made of four main programs which focus on education, entrepreneurship, animal well-being, and community engagement in the coastal regions of Nayarit, Jalisco and Quintana Roo, Mexico. Through innovative and community based programs, PEACE is working to improve the quality of life in local communities throughout the Bahía de Banderas. For more information, please visit PeaceMexico.org or click HERE to read more about PEACE