Peak Planet is a proud member of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP).
WHAT IS KPAP?
Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project is a registered Tanzanian non-profit organization, They have been operating since January 2003. KPAP is an initiative of the International Mountain Explorers Connection, a nonprofit organization based out of Boulder, Colorado in the United States.
The organization was founded after seeing the horrendous conditions these porters had to endure. They recognized the value of the demanding labor these porters perform and wanted to improve the conditions under which they perform them.
THE MISSION OF KPAP
KPAP’s Mission is to improve the working conditions of the porters on Kilimanjaro by
- Make available appropriate climbing gear for any mountain crew to borrow.
- Offer educational opportunities to motivate and empower porters as funding allows.
- Raise public awareness regarding proper working conditions and treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro.
- Provide clients with the fundamental information necessary to choose a socially responsible climbing company.