GIVE 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


GIVE FOR GUTTERS!!!

In 2013, we bought and delivered 28 goats to women in Morocco and called it
'Give for Goats', now we are raising funds for the
SINGITHI SEVANA CHILDEN'S HOME

Stagnant water that gathers in these broken gutters and rain-spouts causes a real Dengue Fever risk to the orphans at this Children's Home in Kandy, Sri Lanka. But you can help fix them! Every little bit helps! 

 
 
Give for Gutters

We will be leaving for Sri Lanka in less than a month - so we are raising funds to bring with us for the Singithi Sevana Children's Home. They are home to 32 orphans at this lovely little home, in Kandy, and they are always needing support to upgrade their building and provide for their children. We are going there to do an art workshop with the children when we visit, but they are repairing their rain gutters to prevent stagnant water and Dengue Fever. So if you'd like to GIVE FOR GUTTERS we, and the children at Singithi Sevana Children's Home would so appreciate it!



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

ONE OF OUR STUDENTS, Kathryn, HAS THE HONOUR OF HAVING HER FACE PAINTED BY AN ACHUAR CHILD, SOPHIA, Ti'inkias, Ecuador, 2015 

ONE OF OUR STUDENTS, Kathryn, HAS THE HONOUR OF HAVING HER FACE PAINTED BY AN ACHUAR CHILD, SOPHIA, Ti'inkias, Ecuador, 2015 


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

Cousins Director, Laurie Nassif, working with children in Chuburna Mexico, to create sun prints and artwork, 2014

Cousins Director, Laurie Nassif, 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!

To help Cousins Photo Tours continue to help others, please use Paypal to donate.  We are presently raising money for our friends at the Singithi Sevana Orphanage in Kandy, Sri Lanka!
Thank you!

 
 





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.