Budget Travel: Giving Back Through Travel
While traveling through poor nations, there is an opportunity to give back.
People lead a donkey named "Mr. Donkey" to the National Electoral Council in hopes of registering him to run for a seat on the National Assembly in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Thursday, Nov. 15 2012. Daniel Molina, leader of the Mr. Donkey support group, said his group's goal was to raise awareness among voters about the seriousness of the National Assembly elections and the importance of choosing effective candidates. Although Mr. Donkey didn't get on the ballot for the Feb. 17, 2012 elections, supporters threw confetti and banged on drums to express their continued support. (AP Photo/Diario Expreso)
Newly arrived refugees from Somalia collect water at a water point that is having water delivered to it by a CARE water truck at Dagehaley camp, one of three camps that make up the Dadaab refugee camp in Dadaab, Noertheastern Kenya on the 9th July, 2011. In recent weeks over 1500 Somali refugees have been arriving daily as a result of ongoing drought. and severe pressure is being put on already limited resources. The NGO Care International has worked in Dadaab since 1992 and is distributing Â emergency food rations, blankets,water containers,sleeping mats and plastic sheets. Last night the UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched an appeal in response to the drought throughout East Africa.credit:Kate Holt
In this Nov. 13, 2012 photo, onca pintada jaguars interact at the Jardim Zoo in Brasilia, Brazil. The scientists at Brazil's Embrapa agriculture research agency said this week they have spent two years building a gene library with hundreds of samples from eight native species, including the collared anteater, the bush dog, the black lion tamarin, the coati, and deer and bison varieties, as well as the onca pintada jaguar and the maned wolf, according to team leader Carlos Frederico Martins. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
In this Nov. 13, 2012 photo, onca pintada jaguars interact at the Jardim Zoo in Brasilia, Brazil.