Rahhalah is pleased to be accepted as a partner for Responsible Travel with IMEC( International Mountain Explorers Connection www.mountainexplorers.org ).
The International Mountain Explorers Connection was founded in 1996 in Boulder, Colorado to promote responsible and sustainable connections between travelers and the people of developing mountain regions of the world.
The International Mountain Explorers Connection believes that companies who value and treat their employees with respect should be recognized for their conscientious operations.
IMEC, through KPAP, monitor the practices of local tour operators to ensure that they are providing for proper porter treatment.
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KPAP (Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project) www.kiliporters.org in Moshi, IMEC’s focus is improving the working conditions of the porters on Kilimanjaro by:
- Lending donated clothing at no charge to the porters who carry loads on Kilimanjaro
- Providing FREE classes for the benefit of the porters, such as English, First Aid, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Money Management, and Porters Rights
- Educating the public on the porter working conditions and providing Guidelines for Proper Porter Treatment.