Grant #260

The Adventure Project

September 18, 2017

Proving that working works.

What do people living in poverty want most in the world? Nope, not a handout. In the words of our forever queen Rihanna, they want “work, work, work.”

Our latest grantee The Adventure Project (TAP) has set out to alleviate extreme poverty by giving people in developing countries the tools and the training to become profitable entrepreneurs. Founded in 2010 by dream team Becky Straw and Jody Landers, TAP (oh, we live for catchy acronyms!) creates transformative jobs for people so that they can serve their own communities with improved health, decreased hunger, a safer environment, and clean water.

Take for example, Boss Lady Pamela who is a widower and mother of five. Thanks to TAP, she is now crushing it as a stove entrepreneur in Kenya, selling an average of 21 stoves per month and hiring local staff members to help her keep up with production.

Employment = Empowerment. TAP has helped 1,000 people in India, Kenya, Uganda and Haiti to become entrepreneurs who are providing their communities with lifesaving goods and services.

This grant will increase TAP’s capacity to tell its success stories through high-quality photography and video, allowing the org to raise essential funds and create more jobs. Feeling adventurous? Follow The Adventure Project on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.



After 11+ years, we’re signing off and closing applications for good. We’ve supported 571 projects with $571,000 in grant dollars. We’re so proud to have celebrated such incredible work. Please visit for more information on other AWESOME chapters! And thanks for sharing so much awesomeness with us.

Team Awesome Without Borders