Our Inca Trail Biodegradable Products initiative is supporting a small women-owned business based in Cuzco, Peru, to produce biodegradable soaps, detergents and natural products for use by travellers, porters and cooks on the Inca Trail. This initiative is empowering young Peruvian women to grow their own business, and also lessen impacts on the Inca Trail – helping to grow a green economy and preserve this treasured destination. However, all of their products must receive sanitary registration by the government of Peru in order to to be sold to the tourism industry on a wide scale – capital they don’t have.
An investment of $10,000 will allow them to register these products for sale, vastly improving their market access and making their business viable. You can help grow this small women-owned business and contribute to the protection of the Inca Trail at the same time.
The thousands of visitors who trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu each year leave more than just their footprints behind. Tourist-trade pollution is a serious threat to this delicate region, but the Inca Trail Biodegradable Products initiative is working to minimize the damage and empower local women.