Support ethical tourism in South Africa



This project will support income-generating projects – traditional doll-making, beadwork, painting, crafts, a tourism center- for two impoverished villages in the Kwandwe Game Reserve, Eastern Cape.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In the impoverished communities in the Kwandwe Game Reserve in Eastern Cape many households live on less than $25 a month. Often these are households with 10+ family members to support and yet there are limited ways to earn income. There is a critical need to create sustainable job and income-generating opportunities. In response, Angus Gillis builds self-sufficiency in these communities, working with them on income-generating activities, leadership development and self-reliance.

How will this project solve this problem?

The programs are aimed to support two villages in the Kwande Game Reserve. Approximately 750 people overall will benefit from sustainable sources of income from the ethical pro-poor tourism project and income-generation projects.

Potential Long Term Impact

The pro-poor tourism project will build the local rural economy, creating sustainable employment and generating income for the communities served, all while helping to preserve indigenous culture.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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