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The Seriously Superior Shopping Guide

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in Fair Trade, Investees, Models | 0 comments

There are so many shopping guides out there for the holidays. Why is ours superior, seriously? Because these companies don’t just create wonderful products, they create good jobs, they care for the environment and create the positive changes we need in the world. And, finally, they are all “Investees” — the Untours Foundation has...

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The first-ever Untours Ungala

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in Blog, Investees, Special Event | 0 comments

On October 3rd, Untours — the foundation and business together — hosted the first-ever Ungala, in celebration of 40 years of Untours and 23 years of the foundation. We brought together staff, board members, Untourists and donors, investees and community partners into a board member’s home for a cozy evening of socializing. We’ve...

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An “Ace” Company

An “Ace” Company

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Investees, Models | 0 comments

The photograph above is a section of the foundation’s bookshelf, a historic tour in itself. For ten years, our foundation had a British connection through our loan to Belu, a water bottling company that modeled itself after Untours by giving its profits away. Hal couldn’t resist such a flattering business pitch: “We want to be just like you!” Read a...

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Ecozoom update

Ecozoom update

Posted on May 24, 2015 in Investees | 0 comments

We had a great conference call with Ecozoom not long ago. Ecozoom produces beautifully designed low-emission and low-fuel cookstoves. They are available for sale as camp cookstoves in the US, but are distributed throughout the world to replace traditional stoves which require a great deal of fuel and also produce dangerous amounts of pollution, especially...

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Thank you!

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 in Investees | 0 comments

We are so grateful for all the support we have received this year from you, our generous donors. Since 100% of your donations go into the loan fund, we are able to expand our mission of funding innovative businesses that make the world a better place. We are of course sending out personal thank you and acknowledgement notes, so if you haven’t gotten...

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