• Sustaining Village Life

    We develop community-based Village Tourism Enterprises in remote, rural regions, bringing employment and extra income sources where they are needed.

    We have a proven track record, with successful Village Tourism Enterprises in India and Ethiopia.

  • Building guesthouses

    Working together with funding partners and the communities, we manage the planning and development of Village Tourism Enterprises - these are usually small guesthouses, though we have also built a houseboat in South India.

    The communities own and manage the enterprises. They learn new skills and look after assets which will have value for them for many years. Find out more

  • Bringing guests

    We develop our Village Tourism Enterprises with a plan in place to bring guests. We work with a range of travel company partners to market trips internationally.

    We ensure that guest income supports, and does not replace, traditional income sources for the communities. Find out more

We are a shared value enterprise, supporting and benefiting needy rural communities through the creation of village tourism enterprises.

Since we started work in 2005, we have won numerous industry awards for our initiatives in India.

We have also developed new Village Tourism Enterprises in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal and the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia.

Our Partner Communities

  • 14 village guesthouses constructed

    Village Tourism Enterprises Established

Latest News

Charitable Trust featured in The Rose Bowl magazine

The Trust's work to combat the spread of Covid-19 in the remote villages of the Indian HImalayas has been featured in the Doon Schools alumni publication

Village Ways Charitable Trust fights COVID 19 pandemic in Himalayan villages

Covid-19 poses a serious threat to remote communities. The Trust has joined forces with government officials to help fight the threat

Sustaining Goodearth - HERnetwork in remote Himalayan villages of Pindar valley, Kumaon

The HERProject on Personal Hygiene, Nutrition and Menstrual Hygiene is drawing to close after three years. The team returned to the Saryu Valley to share the evaluation results with the community and set in motion the plan for sustainability of the Preventive Health Care program.

Telemedicine in the remote valleys of Kumaon

The Village Ways Charitable Trust is poised to implement a new pilot project in the Kumaon Hills to help improve access to primary health care.