About Us



About Us

The foundation of "Responsible People" is a non-profit organization seeking a daily environmental and community´s problems to investigate them, study them and find some solutions. In this way, we can help the long-term viability of the planet for our future generations. The foundation contributes to diverse projects focused on social enterprises, healthcare, enviroment conservation and emergency areas.

 

The foundation was established in 2010 by Ruth Soledad Caceres Rodriguez, Milagros Valery Toledo Sohakita and Edwin Edgar Caviedes. The foundation is registered under the tax identification number (RUC): 20603955618 in accordance with the act on non-profit organizations in Peru (please see the licence below). Using financial aid of allied tour operatours, we can settle costs of our project development. Consequently, we invest 100% of private, public and corporate donations for this purpose.

 

Why are we different?

Enterprises allied to the "Responsible People" are uniquely linked with tourism. The activity of the foundation is self-sustaining thanks to travelers coming to Peru.

 

While other development projects usually generate positive results in a period of over 3 to 5 years, our projects have obtained positive outcomes within the first year of existence. In the case of some of our previous activities, we have seen continuous growth in more than a year.

 

Responsible People Model

As a social enterprise incubator in the tourism industry, we work with groups involved in community development projects related to our business model. Our projects include services and products that are part of the tourism value chain such as meals, accommodation, handicrafts, transport and experience.

 

We provide trainings and grants to members of local native communities as well as we include their services or products into itineraries of individual tours. In addition, we mediate volunteer activities for those interested. In this way, we make our projects successful and sustainable for the long-term.

 

The Effect

The foundation of "Responsible People" means a chance and the beginning of a change. Once we start running more projects, their impacts will multiply within a related community.

 

 

Blog

Traveling to Machu Picchu with kids

16 March 2019
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Machu Picchu is amazing, magical, mysterious, it is the ideal place to visit with children. It is hidden between the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains, and is located right in the middle of the Amazon jungle brow and the Andes mountain range. It was buried for 400 years until - the children love this story - Hiram Bingham came to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, "guided ...
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Salkantay Trek Devastation and Animal Exploitation

30 January 2019
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Many travelers and bloggers describe the beauty of the Salkantay Trek route. However, this blog is to describe the bad influence of irresponsible tourism as well as to give some advices.   The Salkantay Trek used to have one of the loveliest natural routes worldwide. It also has been considered as an alternative trek to the Inca Trail. Its tour operators used to bring personal tents, dining tents and toilet tents ...
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Responsible Tourism Tips for your Inca Trail

24 January 2019
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Machu Picchu is a unique place in the world, not only is it a beautiful stone city, it is the perfect synchrony between what man and nature can do. Machu Picchu is the proof that the hand of man can do great things without this signifying a conflict with nature. All of this makes taking care of and preserving it a task not only of the authorities of Peru ...
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Inca Trail permits

18 January 2019
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If the 2019 limit was set to travel to the Inca Trail, you must make your plans as soon as possible. Book your Inca Trail permits 2019 online 6 months in advance. There are only 500 spaces available per day, approximately 200 are assigned to tourists and 300 to porters, cooks and guides. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another date. If the permits ...
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Inca Trail Porters

18 January 2019
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There are only 500 permits every day to do the traditional Inca Trail, for Porters, Tour Guides and Cooks including. Trekkers usually finish this 43-km long trail in 4 days or 3 days. Most of them consider the Inca Trail as their lifetime experience and personal ambition fulfillment. It is hard to overcome the contentment of completing the hike and visiting the magnificent Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Anyway, ...
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Phone: +51 84 217 551

Mail: ruth@responsiblepeople.org