The Village Experience began in April of 2008 when a team traveled to Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Israel and Palestine and were moved by the desire to make a difference in the lives of those they witnessed. They saw the need break down barriers, educate and understand the communities, so they formed The Village Experience, an organization that would allow people to become directly involved in uplifting impoverished communities around the world.
Since then, TVE has led more 30 trips to 9 different countries, supported over 30 artisan cooperatives in 25 countries, helped start 12 mall businesses in Kenya and so much more. Their mission is to aid the developing world focus on cultural education, volunteer work, and adventure through their socially responsible tourism as well as support fair trade and create jobs for impoverished communities.
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”, so head to a penthouse at 4:30 p.m. this Thursday, get your yoga on, shop a fair trade trunk show, and start planning your next adventure.