Purpose

Welcome to the website of The Nanapai Trust.

Globally, NGOs distribute more aid than all of the United Nations (UN) organizations together.

Source: Buzzard and Webb, 2004, Mechanisms for PVO-NGO Collaboration, USAID.

USAID is now much more focused on minimizing terrorism and building sustainable democracies in fragile states.

Source: Buzzard and Webb, 2004, Mechanisms for PVO-NGO Collaboration, USAID.

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Benefits

Aid is a double-edged sword. In the short term, it provides desperately-needed relief in crisis situations. In the medium –term it creates dependency, and in the long-term it harms the economy; for example, the donation of clothing to Tanzania has drastically affected the Sisal industry, which has now been relegated to the production of twine for souvenir manufacturing, and coarse hempen ropes, as they cannot compete with donations of bales of cotton and clothing.  The thousands of tons of shoes on offer at Arusha Market preclude the development of a local footwear manufacturing industry.

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Support the Trust

The Nanapai Foundation aims to create strong links between the tour operators and the micro-businesses that they subcontract the safaris to.  This is achieved via:

  1. Creating an offering that goes beyond responsible tourism.
  2. Linking the websites we make for the micro-businesses to the websites of their sponsors; thus increasing the visibility of the tour operators’ websites on search engines.
  3. The tour operator’s support of these micro-businesses will foster strong relations with the volunteer/un/ex-pat market, which will help sustain levels of clientele during the low season.

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