Merit Travel Partners With WaterAid Canada
Merit Travel is not only committed to providing exceptional experiences for today’s travellers and for future generations, they are also working to minimize the environmental impact of the travel and tourism industry. They aim to make a difference by supporting local communities around the world and working with responsible tour operators. “Our actions, no matter how small, profoundly impact the people in every country we travel to. We believe in taking responsibility for these actions,” says Louise de Grandpré, Chief Operating Officer, Merit Travel Group.
WaterAid Canada was selected as a corporate social responsibility partner because it is a committed organization with proven results in the area of providing clean water and sanitation solutions to the poorest, most marginalized people around the world. They work in partnership with local organizations to help set up practical and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene projects that meet the real needs of the community.
“Through our travels, we have witnessed the common values that connect us all. Unfortunately what we don’t all share is the same access to basic life-sustaining tools. This relationship with WaterAid Canada is important to us, because it means we will have a defined and measurable impact on bringing the most basic of necessities to people,” Louise stated.
Merit’s support and fundraising efforts will directly support WaterAid Canada’s Clean Water for Schools Project in Ethiopia. Providing 12,000 students across 15 primary schools in Kalu, Wolisso and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a safe supply of clean water and private, hygienic toilets on school grounds.