Atinga Partners

Vayando Rwanda 


Putting local entrepreneurs on the eco-tourism map, Vayando connects curious travelers with micro-entrepreneurs in emerging economies around the world.

Vayando's ties to the Peace Corps have led to an accessible travel network where people from around the world can directly support tens of thousands of skilled entrepreneurs and learn about their livelihoods.

To schedule a custom-fit booking with Atinga artisans via Vayando, click here. READ MORE [+]


Go-Ed Study Abroad Program

All journeys begin with a single step.  Go ED. is a study abroad program that partners with international relief and development organizations across the globe. Go ED.'s semester study abroad program incorporates the best of pedagogical practice, curriculum design and spiritual development. 

Go-ED operates in some of the most poverty-stricken regions of the world, firm in the belief that light, beauty, and hope continue to thrive in these hard places, and that they offer profound lessons to those who are willing to learn...



WEDI & the West Side Bazaar


The Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) began as a mission of Westminster Presbyterian Church to improve the quality of life for the residents of Buffalo's West Side. WEDI's approach to implementing its mission currently includes the ENERGY after-school program and promoting economic development through programs in business development, mentoring, micro-loans, and the West Side Bazaar. The West Side Bazaar is an international small business incubator located in an ethnically diverse neighborhood commercial district in Buffalo, New York...   READ MORE [+]

Azizi Life is passionate about telling the stories of its artisan partners and their communities. Small snippets of international news do not do justice to the unfolding beauty, dignity, and hope that exist all around us in Rwanda. It is true that the artisans with whom they work have known great sorrow and great need. But as they like to say, they have set their sights on "fighting against poverty" and "developing themselves," providing better lives for their children. At first glance, Azizi Life would appear to simply be a "Marketing and Export" company that helps the rural artists of Rwanda access the wider global market - but in reality, it is so much more....        READ MORE [+] 


Global Villages


Global Villages is your one stop shop for a fusion of styles from all over the world, from Kenya to Uganda,from Thailand to India. As a Rwandan-American small-business owner, Louise Sano prides herself in her ability to trace the origins of each item in her store,whether it's from a crafter on the West Side of Buffalo, NY, or in Thailand. At Global Villages, you can find crafts, clothes, jewelry, purses, and accessories for both men and women...