Chloe and Amber’s traveling life is inspiring for the whole world.
Travelling whilst supporting pachamama. Travelling is the perfect time for many things. For seeing amazing sights, meeting wonderful people, tasting all flavors the world has to offer and funnily enough — becoming environmentally conscious. When you go travelling one of two things will happen; you will come upon countries whose sustainability is significantly poorer than your country — rubbish on the streets, animals eating garbage, plastic covering everything in sight OR you will come upon countries who make an enormous effort to improve their sustainability — buses powered by biofuel (go Sweden), things made of recycled material, plastic bans (go Rwanda). And as you travel around observing all these things I find it is best to be one of the people without a country implementing the best sustainability practices possible.
And so that’s what I do. Travelling Africa I had a few handy and relatively cheap items that would allow me to leave a smaller footprint (any air travel causes massive CO2 emissions from planes).
In my backpack: a steripen – uses UV light to kill bacteria and virus from any water so that in 2 years I have bought 0 plastic water bottles
A stainless steel container – if you travel a lot and economically you will take a lot of longgggg buses; my stainless steel container allows me to bring food onto the bus so I don’t have to buy things in plastic from highway shops. And I take it when I eat out so that if there are leftovers…they go into the container.
Stainless steel knife, fork, spoon and straw — single use cutlery and straws….DON’T GET ME STARTED! Just bring your own!
Plastic free water bottle — hard to find but worth it, my baby has been banged around the world for 2 years and she’s going strong!
I never buy fast fashion; the world is full of second hand clothes that are seriously awesome. I like to change up my wardrobe every few months and donate my clothes back. I do however support small business hand making clothes — I’m kinda a fashion lover and I think it is an art form to make clothes!
So yeah these are few things we do to take care of pachamama while on the road. People tend to laugh at my straw or my refusal of plastic, but if you explain it to them they end up being really impressed!
Saathee- Chloe Adriana
I’m Lubuulwa Francis living in a small village called Kigungu behind Entebbe international airport, Uganda. I started a charity organization here in my village Kigungu Kids Edu Care in 2018 and it was registered in 2019 as a Community Based Organization.
The mission is to help poor and orphans in Kigungu to have well education and good health care. I collect funds /donations to support the kids in scholastic materials and school fees for them. I teach them personal hygiene and also when they felt sick, I took responsibility to look for the support. As this organization is a community based. I also want to welcome volunteers here to spend time with kids will help them to learn new things. Volunteer in our government schools, collaborate with local government and we try to keep village clean through carrying out communal and charitable works because most of the people in village are fishermen and the main economic activity here is fishing which leads our beaches/lake shore be dotty all the time.
Saathee- Lubuulwa Francis
Insaff foundation is proactive organization in Sangali- Miraj city founded by Mustafa Bhai in 2010 who is serving homeless people, curing their diseases whom anyone hardly touches. Government has given them a space in city to keep street people and look after them. Plenty of citizens joined him in the path. We can’t categorize their work in particular fields. Whenever any need arises across the city the team moves like emergency services.
Mustafa Ilahi Mujawar and his fellows rescue animals and leave them at safer places, provide treatments to injured animals. During the Sangali flood in 2019 this team helped with essential needs consists of regular food packets to the victims and the force. His leadership skills, how he distribute volunteers on any campaign and outsource the help is a great learning. He is simply living to ‘serve’.
He aim to build a school for all homeless children, to provide them everything during their education and most valuable love, absence of care turned many of them to the wrong deeds. He believes, nourishment and education are the thresholds to come out of the dark flood.
saathee- Mustafa Ilahi Mujawar