Putumayo Kids has contributed to many non-profits doing good work in regions where the music originates. Our efforts focus on both local non-profits and international non-governmental organizations. We are pleased to support the following charitable organizations:
Seva builds sustainable health programs that serve vulnerable populations, especially indigenous peoples, women and children. In Asia, Africa and Latin America, Seva helps end preventable blindness, having restored eyesight to over 3.5 million people.5% of Putumayo’s sales of the 2014 Children of the World Calendar will be contributed to Seva. For more info, visit www.seva.org
Putumayo World Music will contribute $5,000 from sales of World Sing-Along during the period October 2012 through October 2014 to Population Services International (PSI) in support of its Five & Alive® campaign to ensure that all children have a healthy start to life, no matter where they are born. For more information about PSI, please visit www.psi.org
Established in 1990 in the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, the Axé Project is an internationally renowned non-profit organization dedicated to educating and defending the rights of disadvantaged children and promoting the cultural development of children and laborers. A portion of the proceeds from Brazilian Playground goes to benefit this organization.
For more info, visit http://www.axeitalia.net/eng/e_index.html
The European Federation for Street Children (EFSC) is a Brussels-based non-profit organization committed to the improvement of the rights and situations of street children in Europe and beyond. The EFSC acts as a platform for lobbying and advocacy towards the European Union and provides NGOs committed to this cause with information and advice concerning youth-related policies and assistance programs of the EU. A portion of the proceeds from European Playground goes to benefit this organization. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.efsc-eu.org
The Wildlife Conservation Society, headquartered at the world famous Bronx Zoo, performs activities that save wildlife and wild lands through careful science, conservation, education, and management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. A portion of the proceeds from Animal Playground goes to benefit this organization. To learn more about their more than 500 field projects around the world and ways you can take action today, please visit www.wcs.org