What is Investours?

Investours is a non-profit organization bridging the gap between international tourism and local development. Our mission is to provide travelers to Mexico and Tanzania with meaningful cross-cultural interactions that empower micro‐entrepreneurs and directly stimulate economic growth.

What we do

Get off the beaten path. Experience authentic local culture. Give back ethically.

Investours brings travelers to meet local artisans who have applied for micro-loans to grow small business projects such as food vending, weaving or woodcarving. The tour group gains an intimate perspective on the local way of life while directly witnessing the power of microfinance. This is an authentic cultural experience travelers can feel good about, as Investours uses tour fees to offer financial support to the small businesses visited on our tours.

Where we do it

Investours operates in two countries…so far! We have adapted our programming to make sense in these very different environments. Explore our programs below. 

Puerto Vallarta

Please note that our Investours Mexico program is now operated by a sister social enterprise called Human Connections (for more details, please visit www.humanconnections.org).

Dar Es Salaam

Explore the rich culture of a country famous for its adventure travel opportunities. Take a memorable, meaningful step into the lives of locals.

What you can do

Sign up for a tour – Planning a trip to Mexico or Tanzania? Join us on a tour!

Intern with Investours – Gain hands-on professional experience with an international social enterprise

Support Investours – Fund a microloan, give to a local business, our help us grow our operations

Explore our Current Needs – Make an in-kind donation or volunteer your time

Stay Involved – Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to stay up-to-date with Investours’ happenings