KABANI – Is a Private Limited Company that has been founded in 2013.
Our mission – is to encourage entrepreneurship and social innovation at village level. We facilitate community involvement in tourism, fair-trade value added village products and exchange of skills. We work with strong principles of sustainable development of villages.
The business and other activities of the company operate in an ethically, socially and environmentally responsible manner. We are striving to minimize the ‘ecological and social footprint’ of the goods and services we deal with. This includes fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, sustainably sourced products, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.
Our roots go back to an initiative that was established to encourage locals in the state of Kerala, South India, to change numerous pitfalls of rapid tourism development and its impact on local communities. The organisation behind all these actions is KABANI- the other direction an NGO that supports the company by numerous activities (http://www.kabani.org).
We believe that protecting the environment goes hand-in-hand with protecting the future livelihoods of local communities.