Our chosen charity
Through People against Poverty and Business against Poverty, we support organisations that emphasize community and children’s initiatives that benefit the communities in which poverty is rife. Monster.travel focuses its funding on programmes that relate to our strategic direction and reflect our Core Values of Integrity, Authenticity, and Total Customer Satisfaction.
People against Poverty
People against Poverty are a charity committed to changing lives by alleviating poverty and suffering around the world through direct action.
Their aims are:
Feed the hungry, provide shelter, clothe and educate the poor, care for the sick and bring communities together to break the cycle of poverty.
To form communities to engage with People against Poverty.
To be a gateway, directly enabling communities here in the UK, to engage with International communities bringing life changing experience.
Since November 2015, there have been several changes to the Charity. The visit to Nepal at the end of September highlighted some issues. The leaders of the charity were told that they were no longer able to work from their homes and had to find a premises to work from. This was not really a viable option as the leaders both have families and work around them and the children that they take care of.
The future of 'Starlight Foundation Program' in Nepal is changing their focus slightly to concentrate fully on the education of youngsters in Nepal. With this change in mind, we have had to change our sponsorship from Sabina to her younger sister Som Maya. Sabina left full time education in 2015 to help her father with the family, and her younger sister will continue with the sponsorship. You can read more about Som Maya in the link below:
Read Som Maya's story. See the photos of Som Maya at christmas 2015.
Read Som Maya´s update from her christmas 2016. Read Som Maya´s school report card.
Please "click here" to see the latest Thank you letter from People against Poverty.
Read Marius Toader's story. See the letter from Marius in September 2015.
Please "click here" to see the latest thank you letter from People Against Poverty.
Read Sabina Sunar's story. See the letter from Sabina in January 2015.
Business against Poverty
Business against Poverty, is a community of businesses in the UK who through their engagement with projects support the reduction of international poverty and who have a desire to change the lives of others. We are proud to be an accredited member / sponsor and abide by the code of ethics which may be viewed at here.
Business against Poverty is an accredited membership. This community of business people care about the issues of poverty and ethical standards and are taking action! Working together with like minded people, Business against Poverty enables businesses to embrace their corporate social responsibility.
At Monster.travel we are:
Sponsoring children in Romania and Nepal
Visiting Romania on awareness trips
Donating money that we would have spent on ice cream and desserts on holiday to provide hot meals for Romanian children
Encouraging our partners and suppliers to get involved.
Child Sponsorship Schemes
Monster.Travel are working with Business against Poverty on their child sponsorship scheme that enables companies or individuals to sponsor a child, in various countries. This is to help improve the quality of life for the children unfortunate enough to be living in extreme poverty. Many of the children who come onto the scheme have either been orphaned, abandoned, or just forgotten by society. The children are closely monitored by the Child Sponsor Administrator to ensure that their needs are attended to immediately. The money that is sent via People against Poverty ensures the child receives regular meals, basic medical care and access to an education along with small amounts put aside for an annual holiday away at camp, outings in the community, and Christmas and birthday celebrations. More importantly, that child is given hope for the future.
Every penny donated makes a huge difference to the young children and their families. It literally can mean a case of life or death for some. If you would like to help change the life of a child or for more information on People against Poverty, or Business against Poverty then please don’t hesitate to contact People against Poverty or Business against Poverty direct.
Click here to view our slide show of volunteer workers helping build livable shelter in Romania in 2014.
Another Awareness trip is planned for the bank holiday at the end of April 2017, where there will be more volunteers visiting Romania to see the updates of the projects in action.
We thank all from People Against Poverty for their christmas card, signed by the full team.