"The Responsible People Foundation" is a non-profit organization, that seeks for dayly environmental and communities problems for INVESTIGATE THEM, STUDYING THEM and FIND SOLUTIONS ensuring the long term viability of the planet and development of communities for current and future generations.
Established in 2010, by Tour Operator company Tierras Vivas’ founder, Edwin Edgar Caviedes and Ruth Soledad Caceres Rodriguez, Responsible People Foundation is a non-profit organization that has contributed to towards projects in areas of social enterprise, healthcare, conservation, and emergency response.
The Responsible People Foundation is registered under Peru’s Not-for- Profit Organization Act. With an annual contribution from Tierras Vivas to support our operating costs as well as a significant portion of project development costs, Responsible People can invest 100% of public and corporate donations towards project development
Enterprises associated to "The Responsible People Foundation" are uniquely linked with the tourism value chain of communities. The businesses are self-sustaining thanks to travelers that come to Perú.
While other development models typically generate positive results in a period of over a 3 to 5 years, our projects see positive returns within the first year. In the case of some of our earliest projects we have seen continual growth for over a year.
As a social enterprise incubator in the tourism industry, we work with groups involved in community development projects related with our business model. Our projects include services and products that are part of the tourism value chain, like: Meals, Accommodation, Handicrafts, Transport, and Experiences.
By providing training and grants to habitants of communities and including their service or product into itinerary of a tour, we are able to provide a foundation of customers to communities, making the project successful and sustainable over the long-term.
"Responsible People Foundation" means the beggining of a change. Once a social enterprise starts running, the impacts start seen and multiply within the community. We believe that tourism can be the greatest method of wealth distribution, and we’re out to prove it.