Sustainable Travel

Pintando Project

In 2019, Journey Latin America will contribute to the community of Santa Catalina and the Pintando Project on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala by incorporating a visit to the project into excursions taken by their clients. This will help to not only transform the lives of the families living there but also revive the local textile designs which the region is famous for. The Pintando Project does this by painting houses and public building in a contemporary manner with influences from traditional Mayan textile designs.

Journey Latin America pledges to raise £500 from fund raising activities by our staff. The company will match the funds, raising a total of £1000 – enough money to sponsor the painting of two houses.

To better promote and raise awareness among our customers about the project we will offer all our customers visiting the Lake Atitlán area a visit to the project. We will also create new experiences to further raise awareness and contribute funds including an opportunity to meet a family and paint one of the houses for the artists. For each person booking these experiences, a donation of £50 will be made. We aim to sell them to 20 customers this year – raising a further £1000. We will also promote the project on our website, in E-newsletters, through our social media channels as well as generating media coverage through dedicated PR campaigns.

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Our aim is to help and get our customers actively involved in the project to rejuvenate the community, maintaining the traditions and restoring the environment to make it a better place for locals and tourists alike.

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