Adventure Life Reviews First Grant Recipient of 2011 Cusco’s Mantay Shelter

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Adventure Life reviews its ongoing grant program that provides funding for small, grassroots projects throughout Latin America.

Young mothers and their children smile at one of the nurseries at Mantay Shelter in Cusco, Peru.

“We are thrilled to be able to give back to the communities we visit,” said Adventure Life Operations Director Jonathan Brunger. “Our mission as a company is to have a positive impact on the local culture, environment and economy."

The award-winning travel company Adventure Life has selected its first micro-grant recipient of 2011, the Mantay Shelter, in Cusco, Peru. The shelter supplies young, single mothers with a safe environment where they are counseled, educated, and given technical training. Currently, the Mantay Shelter is the only place in Cusco that gives young mothers the opportunity to take on and develop their role as providers, while simultaneously embracing their adolescence. For more information on Adventure Life’s grant program and how Adventure Life reviews grant applications, visit http://www.adventure-life.com.

“We are thrilled to be able to give back to the communities we visit,” said Adventure Life Operations Director Jonathan Brunger. “Our mission as a company is to have a positive impact on the local culture, environment and economy, and the grant program is just another way to make this goal a reality.”

Adventure Life’s ongoing grant program provides funding for small, grassroots projects throughout Latin America. Adventure Life grants have funded reforestation and home restoration projects in the Andes; a conservation-focused bird-watching festival for youth from poor villages in Peru; a Christmas fiesta at an orphanage in Costa Rica; a new water pump for a community near Machu Picchu whose traditional irrigation system was destroyed by floods; a children's community art festival in Guatemala; and a new science lab in rural Ecuador. The grant program is one of the proudest accomplishments of Adventure Life. Review more information about the company on its Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/adventurelife

Adventure Life was founded in 1999 with a commitment to providing quality small group tours that have a positive impact on the local culture and environment. With more than 40 adventures in South and Central America, Adventure Life’s trips explore local culture, ecology and life from remote villages, to bustling city markets, to the wildest jungles and mountains. The company’s grassroots approach to travel utilizes local guides, family run hotels, and the local transportation infrastructure. Adventure Life is headquartered in Missoula, Montana, U.S.A, with partners throughout South and Central America. Adventure Life also offers the broadest selection of specialized expedition cruise services to the world’s most remote destinations. For more information contact Adventure Life at 800-344-6118 or click the link to read more Adventure Life Reviews.

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