Describe the degree of success of your approach to date. Clearly define how you measure quantitative and qualitative impact in terms of how your approach contributes to the sustainability or enhancement of local culture, environment, heritage, or aesthetics? How does your approach minimize negative impacts?
200 words or less
More visitors choose more community activities every year, and many return visitors, try new ones, indicating that the experience is a good one for the visitor.
We regularly see new local people approaching us wanting to include their ideas/activities in the project, enabling them to begin earning an income for their family.
Some host participants in the project, have received funding from various sources, sometimes assisted by us, to expand or improve their farms/business/home, and the application has been helped through the fact that their business/activity now has an education component to it.
The local school, our most popular choice of day time community activities, has received a solar electric system, other equipment, and various pupils are now sponsored by our clients, as a direct result of their participation in the programme.
Local trails have been improved, and the village has just finished building its own bamboo café, to be used by participants in our community programme.
Another of our community projects installed computers in local schools, giving the whole community more access to the worldwide web.
In our area there are no crimes against tourists.
There is definitely more money circulating locally as a direct result of the project.