Protecting those who travel and to leave behind as a legacy is what Travel is a Cause is about!You can assist us to save the lives of those in developing countries.
By purchasing a $50 net off us you will be assisting our corporate client Australian Relief and Mercy Services with their BUZZ OFF project or simply saving pregnant women getting the ZIKA virus in Bali. You choose where you donate your net when you leave a mosquito compromised country.
Malaria is one of the largest killers of children in the world today. It is exclusively spread by the female Anopheline mosquito and each year in sub Saharan Africa up to 2 million people die from it. In Burma, over 40% of IDP deaths in Burma are from Malaria.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that each year there are up to 500 million episodes of malaria every year. That is up to 10 infections a minute, which translates into 300 deaths a day.
Malaria is found in many places mainly in tropical areas but the most cases are found in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. It is dominant in country´s whose economies are struggling and poverty is high.
There are 4 main types of parasite that cause Malaria the most deadly is plasmodium falciparum which causes a strain of Malaria known as PF Malaria. This strain of Malaria can kill a person within days especially when it becomes cerebral malaria. The happens when the PF malaria parasites in the blood block the capillaries of the brain. PF malaria is responsible for up to 90% of malaria deaths in Africa alone!
By making Malaria a higher priority more will be done to eradicate the disease.
Buzz Off is also a means through which signatory organizations can share resources through the the Buzz Off web site. Educational material, resources and information can be downloaded so that more information is available to more people.
This web site also carries up to date information about Malaria as well as containing links to useful information. Training, Prevention, Education, Quick diagnosis and Proper treatment
Australian Mercy has been running the Buzz Off program on the Thai Burmese border and in Greater Myanmar since 2008. In that time we have provided 21,110 Rapid Diagnostic Test kits and treated 15,425 cases of malaria in IDP areas. It has given malaria training to 122 medics working in IDP clinics, and has distributed 18,101 family sized LLIN mosquito nets into IDP areas. In greater Myanmar they have trained over 300 malaria workers and set up 4 healthcare networks that are servicing villages in remote areas.
Water is the most abundant compound on the earth's surface, covering over 70% of the planet. However, less the 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.
Lifestraw water filter utilise micro filtration membrane technology to filter water down to a tiny 0.3 microns. This level of filtration allows the Lifestraw to remove 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.99 % of protozoa and parasites from the water we drink making it effective against waterborne diseases such as :
- E Coli bacteria
The Lifestraw is so lightweight 56 g and filters up to 1000 litres of water.
Please purchase one for $30 and take with you to leave behind as a legacy.
if you have booked with us we will give you either a straw or a net to
take and leave behind, to Travel with a Cause.
**Payment may be made through this link.**
Fiji: Tag-I-Tuba Charity Work Initiative
Northern Vanua Levu
In 2010 we were contacted by a lawyer in Richard Branson's carbon war room. There was a project that she was interested in that just needed a little support to achieve a lot!
The project was to save Reef and Rainforest in Northern Fiji from loggers and fisherman.
Northern Fiji struck a chord with Jane founding director at Travel with a Cause as this was where the concept for the business first began. Jane had witnessed the need of the local Fijiians first hand and her heart was for Fiji.
Travel with a Cause became involved and gave the landowner Emma Adikosoluva Roberts the funds to fly to see the Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama.
This meeting and many others was eventually successful in included the precious Reef and Rainforest under the Reduction of Emissions Scheme. This has saved the 10 indigenous villages in this area.
The Nasavu/Vunivia Catchment comprises some 40,000 hectares of unique rain-forest and adjoining mangrove forests which was under serious threat from international logging companies. The adjacent reef (The Great Sea Reef) was also under threat from silting from logging and excessive commercial fishing.
By becoming involved in this project Travel with a Cause helped enable local indigenous Fijians to preserve this vital rain forest and its adjoining marine areas. The humanitarian impact of this project is that up to 10 Fijian communities are dependent on this forest area.
Our Supports for Kantalomba
Travel with a Cause assists Oasis Life Care Ministries (OLCM)'s flight booking. OLCM is a not-for-profit organisation that has been giving support to a small community of Kantalomba, Zambia.
This is the same place that we sent all the old computers from the Tasmanian Govt's Education Department.
Our director, Jane, convinced them to donate to us rather than throwing them on the tip. At that stage, David Bartlett was Premier and Lisa Singh was Education Minister.
The computers were set up using Ubuntu method and assisted with further education and employment in the community.
OLCA's project has helped the damaged farms from the fire, the banana plants were singed and a lot of lands is now cleared ready to plough for planting maize and more cabbages and tomatoes. The houses could well have burnt had it not been for the hard-working. The bananas are fruiting well now;
The feeding program, the ladies sent a letter thanking for the better quality food and increase in food each week. This was encouraging on 2 levels. Firstly that they are getting better and more food and, secondly, that they wrote us a letter – 2 years ago when they started going to school (thanks to those who sponsor them) they couldn’t even hold a pencil.
Every year for the past few years around this time we have asked for help to buy plastic to line the roofs of the houses of the families in Kantalomba that are leaking when the rains come. This year we want to do more. We have about 20 homes that need reroofing and just waiting for an accurate quote.
Travel with a Cause would like to encourage more people to give any help for this village.
OLCA' sponsorship – whilst the ladies are doing well, OLCA really needs more sponsors for children. Currently they only have 6 sponsored. At just $25 a month we would love to see more getting an education. It is hard work and we recognize that many people are already sponsoring children through other care agencies or have had bad experiences in the past. OLCA can assure people that every cent of the money sent to us goes to the child. If you feel you could help out feel free to contact TWAC or OLCA.