Young Mountain Tea

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Young Mountain Tea

Young Mountain Tea’s mission is to build a sustainable future for Himalayan farmers and their families through raising the quality of their tea, enabling them to earn more and improve the quality of their lives. The UnTours Foundation provided a flexible loan in fall of 2022 to help empower their next stage of growth. The

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Knotty Tie

Knotty Tie is a sustainable apparel company that designs and manufactures high quality accessories and home goods while creating jobs for recently resettled immigrants in their local community. From the beginning, the company has specialized in making neckties, bowties, pocket squares, and lightweight scarves in custom fabrics for special events like weddings or company branding.

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Senda Athletics

Senda makes Fair Trade soccer balls emphasizing good craftsmanship and the joy of playing, all while improving lives along the way. Argentina-born, California-based Santiago Halty wants to change the business of soccer balls, support soccer nonprofits, and bring back the fun and community of a casual street game. As he says, “We hope to inspire

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Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate is the world’s first and only fair trade AND B-Corp certified premium chocolate company that is co-owned by cocoa farmers. The UnTours Foundation has made a series of loans over the last decade, totaling $700,000, to help finance the growth of this innovative and impactful company. We are incredibly proud to have played

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Playa Viva

Playa Viva is a Regenerative Boutique Hotel located in Juluchuca Mexico near Zihuatanejo dedicated to regenerating the ecosystem and bringing back the abundance of this place. Playa Viva meets its mission with a unique style and luxury experience. The Untours Foundation’s investment was part of a larger $2.5M investment to build seven new rooms and

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GoPark Safaris

GoPark Safaris is a Kenya-based tour operator focused on providing high-quality, once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences for their clients. The safari company used a loan from Untours Foundation to refinance several high-interest loans for their first three hybrid engine vehicles. The cheaper and more flexible loan from Untours Foundation will accelerate their transition to a more climate-friendly

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Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange is one of the largest and best known worker-owned cooperatives in the country. One of the pioneers of the Fair Trade movement, they have focused on the promotion and distribution of Fair Trade foodstuffs for over 30 years and have helped introduce the concept of Fair Trade to mainstream retail outlets and consumers. 

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Kreyol Essence

Kreyol Essence is a natural hair and skin care line made with organic oils grown in Haiti. The company was recently featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. (Watch it here.) Our Investment Committee discovered Kreyol Essence earlier, while looking for a stellar green company for the foundation’s UnDreamed of Award. Kreyol Essence was awarded the UnDreamed Of

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Yellow Leaf Hammocks

“Do good. Relax.” This brilliant motto captures the dual mission of Yellow Leaf Hammocks, which creates sustainable and independent employment for neglected and oppressed rural tribes of Thailand. These “People of the Yellow Leaves,” the Mlabri, create beautiful handcrafted hammocks which are sold on the international market for the benefit of these hardworking, family-oriented communities

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The GREEN Program

The GREEN Program offers short-term, experiential educational trips that allow university students to learn about some of our world’s most interesting and pressing issues first hand. This Philadelphia-based organization offers college students the chance to travel to destinations like Iceland, Peru, Japan, and Nepal for 10-day in-depth educational trips and receive college credit. Travelers learn

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