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Impact Travel Opportunities

Travel is in our DNA at Spark Ventures. Since 2007, hundreds of people have participated in what we call impact travel through our world-class trips. What could simply be an international vacation becomes an unforgettable journey bringing to life Spark’s unique approach to philanthropy and our on-the-ground partnerships. You will explore these countries as an insider. You will make a difference in the lives of the people you meet. And we believe that as with the co-founders of Spark Ventures, your journey will “spark” new friendships, opportunities, and a better future for us all.

 

What is “Impact Travel”?

 

    1. An eye-witness experience of the international impact investing of Spark Ventures via our business driven philanthropy model
    2. Hands-on engagement with the children who benefit from Spark Ventures’ investments, and engagement with the heroic leaders of these social programs
    3. Immersion in the culture through culinary/food experiences, performing arts, and insightful historical analysis
    4. Visiting the best sights the country has to offer in terms of nature, architecture, adventure and more

 

Click here to find out what some of our travelers have to say about traveling with Spark Ventures. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ and feel free to reach out to Arnold Duijzer (aduijzer@sparkventures.org or at 773.293.6710). See below for the upcoming opportunities for you to travel with Spark to Zambia and Nicaragua.

Upcoming Trips

Nicaragua Sustainable Agriculture Trip – June 2017

June 12-18, 2017

 

The June 2017 Impact Trip to Nicaragua provides the opportunity to engage in activities and learn about sustainable agriculture on a 170 acre farm investment in the mountains of Matagalpa. You may find yourself planting trees, harvest crops or learning about our organic honey production. In future years, Spark’s investment in this farm will generate profits to support the two community centers of our social program partner, Las Tías in Nicaragua. Check out our trip overview and if you want more information, please reach out to Arnold.

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Zambia 9-Day Trip – July 9-17, 2017

July 9-17, 2017 — SOLD OUT

 

Spark invites you on a transformative journey to Zambia to visit our local social impact partner, Hope Ministries, and see our impact firsthand. This immersive cultural experience offers the opportunity to engage with the people of Zambia while enjoying the natural beauty of the country. Perhaps most inspiring will be the relationships you develop with the children and staff of Hope. You’ll also have the opportunity to see our social impact poultry farm. The trip culminates with a visit to Victoria Falls and a full-day safari in Botswana. Check out our trip overview and if you want more information, please reach out to Arnold.

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Zambia 9-Day Trip – July 16-24, 2017

July 16-24, 2017

 

Spark invites you on a transformative journey to Zambia to visit our local social impact partner, Hope Ministries, and see our impact firsthand. This immersive cultural experience offers the opportunity to engage with the people of Zambia while enjoying the natural beauty of the country. Perhaps most inspiring will be the relationships you develop with the children and staff of Hope. You’ll also have the opportunity to see our social impact poultry farm. The trip culminates with a visit to Victoria Falls and a full-day safari in Botswana. Check out our trip overview and if you want more information, please reach out to Arnold.

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Nicaragua 7-Day Trip – August 2017

August 7-13, 2017

 

Join us on a week-long trip to Nicaragua on a powerful Spark Impact Trip. You will meet the children of Las Tías, see the sites and natural beauty of Nicaragua, and experience what business-driven philanthropy truly means. For more details, check out the trip overview. If you are interested in this trip or want more information, please reach out to Arnold.

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Nicaragua 5-Day Trip – November 2017

November 8-12, 2017

 

This unique trip is designed for young professionals interested in learning more about Spark’s approach to strategic philanthropy. An introduction to impact travel, this trip will include hands-on engagement with the children and staff of Las Tías and exposure to the culture and beauty of Nicaragua. There’s also the option to add on two additional days of fun activities. Check out our trip overview and contact Arnold with any questions.

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Zambia 9-Day Trip – January 2018

January 21-29, 2018

 

Spark invites you on a transformative journey to Zambia to visit our local social impact partner, Hope Ministries, and see our impact firsthand. This immersive cultural experience offers the opportunity to engage with the people of Zambia while enjoying the natural beauty of the country. Perhaps most inspiring will be the relationships you develop with the children and staff of Hope. You’ll also have the opportunity to see our social impact poultry farm. The trip culminates with a visit to Victoria Falls and a full-day safari in Botswana. Check out our trip overview and if you want more information, please reach out to Arnold.

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Nicaragua Young Professionals Trip – March 2018

March 14-18, 2018

 

This unique trip is designed for active individuals interested in learning more about Spark’s approach to strategic philanthropy. An introduction to impact travel, this trip will include hands-on engagement with the children and staff of Las Tías and exposure to the culture and beauty of Nicaragua. There’s also the option to add on two additional days of fun activities. Check out our trip overview and contact Arnold with any questions.

 

For more information and to purchase this trip, go to the trip page.

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Don’t see your ideal travel dates listed here? Have a group of friends or colleagues you want to travel with? Want to customize the standard Spark Ventures Impact Travel itinerary to suit your travel preferences? We can accommodate that and more.

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