Top News Planeterra kicks off fundraising challenge By TTG Asia / Posted on 18 May, 2021 16:08 Planeterra has launched the Around the World Challenge to raise funds for community tourism enterprises that have been deeply impacted by the pandemic. From May 17 to 26, participants can take part in the challenge of collectively travelling the globe by walking, running or cycling 10km a day, while raising funds for communities. Registration is US$25 per person. During this 10-day period, Planeterra highlights community tourism enterprises in different regions around the world, including India, Bolivia and Rwanda, as well as those destinations’ cuisine, culture and more. Planeterra’s goal is to raise US$40,087, which will go towards helping its community partners access learning, training and support for their enterprises through the Global Community Tourism Network. Donations will go towards training sessions, increasing community mentorship, and infrastructure improvements to help keep community enterprises open and making impact for years to come. “Planeterra just launched the Global Community Tourism Network last week, having more than doubled our community partnerships since December; and we now work with communities in over 65 countries,” said president of Planeterra, Jamie Sweeting. “We thought it was the perfect time to highlight these new community partners, and help Planeterra support them as they prepare to recover and the world prepares to travel again.” In addition, Planeterra aims to raise US$3,000 to support its team and community partners in Delhi as India battles with a worsening Covid crisis. To meet this goal, the NPO has pledged to match the first US$1,500 raised during the Around the World Challenge. Planeterra’s partners in Delhi operate a female-led taxi service and provide shelter and support to the city’s homeless youth. Interested parties can register here.