KILIMANJARO PORTERS ARE RECEIVING BETTER CARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those who have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro know that the porters are the heart and soul of your trek. Without their hard work and strength we would not be able to fully experience the magnificence of Kili. But the truth is porters are often impoverished Tanzanians who depend on this labor-intensive employment in order to feed themselves and their families.

The Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project recognizes the value of the demanding labor these porters perform. We are committed to improving the working conditions of the porters on Kilimanjaro. Whether you are a climber, porter, guide, or managing a tour company, the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project needs your help in ensuring fair treatment of all porters.

In our experience there are climbing companies within the industry who strive to treat their porters well.  The International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC) has instituted a Partnership for Responsible Travel Program based on the Proper Porter Treatment Guidelines established by the Kilimanjaro stakeholders.

All climbing companies are welcome to participate with IMEC’s Partner for Responsible Travel Program.  The Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) performs the monitoring activities for Kilimanjaro to ensure that these companies are in compliance with the Guidelines for Proper Porter Treatment. We urge you to consider these Partner Companies when choosing an outfitter to climb Kilimanjaro.

We are experiencing instances of companies using our organization's name on their website who have not been accepted as a Partner for Responsible Travel. For a current list, please visit IMEC's CURRENT PARTNERS.

JOIN NOW AND BECOME A PART OF EFFECTING CHANGE FOR THE PORTERS ON KILIMANJARO.
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