As a start-up organization, Investours has greatly appreciated and benefited from the generous contributions we have received from our friends, family members, and tour alumni. These gifts have made our programs a reality. Thank you! Can you make a donation to support our operations? If so, click here.
Investours is tremendously indebted to our partner organizations, who have believed in our model and helped us advance it in both Tanzania and Dar es Salaam.
Investours is committed to the individual communities that it serves and, over the course of the last few years, has adapted each of its programs to make sense in these completely different places. In response to this natural evolution and in an entirely peaceful, cooperative spirit, we have decided that it makes sense to separate the two programs: Human Connections in Mexico, and Investours in Tanzania. Human Connections will continue to grow the programming that Investours started in Mexico: tours, internship programs, and academic seminars aimed at fostering positive cross-cultural exchange. Proceeds from these tours now fund programs at the new Human Connections Community Center, which is located in downtown Bucerias. Here, we offer community members low-cost, volunteer-led classes like English for Vendors and Financial Literacy. Our organization will also offer Spanish conversation classes for residents or visitors. Additionally, Human Connections hosts new programming for university groups and consulting services for other non-profits.
Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. The projects judged to be the most promising and do-able will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and tryout their own ideas for building peace. Investours is forever indebted to Projects for Peace. With their generous support Kathryn Ranhorn was able to travel to Tanzania and create a new Investours program in Dar es Salaam.
Sustainable Cities International is a small catalytic organization that tackles the daunting challenges of urban sustainability. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with an active network of over 40 cities in 14 countries, Sustainable Cities is a think tank and a “do tank,” delivering results through practical demonstration projects and peer learning networks, and scaling those lessons out through affiliations and high-profile events.
StepUp Travel is a travel classifieds site established to allow local enterprises and individuals to publish web-page advertisements of unique cultural services, activities, and accommodations they offer. By using StepUp Travel and connecting directly with locals, travelers are able to discover more obscure and fascinating activities, while also helping direct money toward the people who make their culture what it is.
The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is the leading membership organization in North America for social enterprises, service providers, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and venture capitalists that is actively building the field of social enterprise through networking opportunities, educational forums, strategic partnerships, and impact legislation. Our members are passionate about changing their communities, and we are passionate about providing them with the tools they need to continue their good work.
Investours is thankful to Energent Ventures for their support in starting an Investours program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Energent Ventures, based in Gainesville, Florida, uses a cross-disciplinary approach in investing proof of concept (seed) capital in early stage technology companies. Energent targets promising companies that are positioned to positively impact people, society and the environment in a significantly, sustainable manner.