YOUR DOLLARS WENT TO PESOS, WENT TO GOATS!! 

INVEST IN LIVESTOCK!!

 
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HELP OUR FARMER FRIENDS IN MEXICO by giving them a second chance after they lost two thirds of their goat herd...

In April 2018, Cousins Photo Tours will be traveling to San Miguel de Allende and the San Luis Potosi desert, and we always like to give back to the people we visit. This year, we will be helping a struggling subsistence farming family who are kindly allowing us to use their land for a spiritual Temazcal ceremony. Negros (Dad) and his wife Carmen, their thirteen year old son, Luis and ten year old, Miriam, struggle to make ends meet after a strange disease afflicted their small herd of goats. After it was over, they lost almost 60 of their 100 goats. Please help us to rebuild their herd. They make DELICIOUS goat cheese and selling it helps to feed their family. 

YOU CAN ALSO DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL  
Or send a check to:
Cousins Photo Tours (attn: Invest in Livestock) 3329 E. Bayaud Ave. Apt. 1505  Denver, Colorado. 80209

YOUR DONATIONS ARE SO APPRECIATED! THANK YOU!!
PLEASE SHARE WITH A FRIEND


YOU GAVE GLASSES!!

THANK YOU for your GENEROUS DONATIONS OF OVER 1500 READING GLASSES for those living in the remote villages of Northern Vietnam

Such an amazing experience to give the gift of sight!! 

Throughout developing countries people are finding it difficult to do their daily chores;  weaving, sewing, 
reading, cooking, building and a host of other necessary life skills, because of aging eyes.
We gave away 1500 of your spare reading glasses to help change people's lives!!

THANK YOU!

We are so grateful for your donations!
Laurie and Nance


You GAVE for GUTTERS !!!

We raised funds to help repair Sri Lanka's
SINGITHI SEVANA CHILDEN'S HOME

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We raised funds to help this small orphanage repair it's gutters on our last visit to Sri Lanka, and the orphanage used the funds to repair and replace the valance board of the Orphanage office building and replace the old broken gutters with new PVC ones, to prevent stagnant water gathering and mosquitos that spread disease! 


We just completed the repair and I am sending some picsThank you and your cousin for raising funds for this work.
Please keep in contact and let me know of your most recent activities.
Hope your group will visit Sri Lanka once more...Best regards

Manel Wijesundera, Administrator

 
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IN 2016 HELP THE ACHUAR of ECUADOR PROTECT THEIR AMAZON HOME
and CONNECT THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY WITH MOTHER EARTH
(Ecuador, 2015)


ART AND CONNECTION WITH MAYAN CHILDREN OF MEXICO
(Yucatan, 2014)

                                             working with children in Chuburna Mexico, to create sun prints and artwork, 2014

                                            working with children in Chuburna Mexico, to create sun prints and artwork, 2014


THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOAT DONATIONS!!
(Morocco, 2013)

GIVE FOR GOATS!!! Before our  workshop in Morocco, you gave us over $2400 to buy goats for the women of Toundoute, a small Berber Village!! Because of you, we were able to deliver 11 goats with 7 kids the first day and 7 goats with 3 kids the next. We spent hours and hours negotiating with our 'goat expert' Mohammed to find the best ones. And we left money to purchase more. It felt like a celebration. The women of Toundate prepared us a lunch and we all sat on the floor, spending a few hours sharing the delicious foot and many laughs! The women were thrilled and plan to sell the milk this year and use the money to buy a cheese machine next year!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

 

 
 





 

COUSINS GIVE BACK

Cousins Photo Tours aims to create a travel environment that fosters connection, understanding and relationships. As you travel and learn about photography and cuisine, you will understand the real world issues in each country. Traveling off the beaten path, meeting the locals and seeing their challenges, Cousins Photo Tours will leave you with a rewarding sense of having actually been a part of the people's lives and their culture. Our donation/giving back work revolves around the concept that people around the world could use a boost to achieve their goals. We encourage relationship building, rather than charity.  

IN ECUADOR:

PACHAMAMA ALLIANCE
With roots deep in the Amazon Rainforest, Pachamama Alliance is a global movement that integrates indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to create personal and collective transformation. They feel that this transformation will be the catalyst to a more environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet. 

IN VIETNAM:

MACHA SCHOOL 
Mac Ha, located 7 km from Sapa town, is the most impoverished area of the Sapa region. There are over 1,000 Black H'mong ethnic minority people living in and around Ma Cha village. Sapa Rooms supports the nearly 100 children in the school from kindergarten to 5th grade. long term focus is to continue to solely support the Ma Cha school so that these children are able to have a more comfortable environment in which to learn, grow and develop.

THE BLUE DRAGON FOUNDATION 
Blue Dragon reaches out to kids in crisis throughout Vietnam. Their residential facilities, centers, and programs give children and youth a new chance in life: the chance to have a home, a good education, and a happy, stable life. The aim to break the poverty cycle by offering education, training, and job opportunities to those who need them the most: street kids, child victims of trafficking, and the rural poor.

KOTO 
Know one Teach One  
KOTO is a not-for-profit restaurant and vocational training program that is changing the lives of street and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. Working as chefs, sous chefs and wait staff, the children's lives are being transformed. “The greatest accomplishment for the person who has helped you, is to see you stand on your own two feet and then in turn help someone else that reminds you of yourself, because if you Know One, then you should Teach One.”

 

IN MEXICO:

ARTISTAS DE LA PLAYA
Artistas de la Playa is a collective group of artists from Mexico and around the world, living and working in the Yucatan. Their mission is to create opportunities for local artists and use funds collected to support a Children's Art Workshop in the small fishing villages of Churburna and Chelem outside Merida, Mexico. They hold classes every week for the children and an exhibition every year, where the children can sell their art.

IN GHANA, AFRICA:

SOSYWEN
The Southern Sector Youth & Women’s Empowerment Network has been working to enhance the livelihoods of youth and women in rural communities in Ghana for a number of yearsThrough their projects they have opened a window of opportunity to hundreds of women and youth who are now empowered socioeconomically. Specifically, they work with women of the Ghanian Witch Camps and help to make their lives more bearable.