Exodus Donates on Behalf of Partners for Travel Agent Appreciation Day
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Written by Exodus Travels   
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 06:00 AM

Toronto, Canada. May 1, 2019: In honor of Travel Agent Appreciation Day, leading adventure tour operator Exodus Travels is working with women’s health organization The Freedom Kit Bag Project to bring eco-friendly sanitary wear to underserved communities across Nepal – and donating a Freedom Kit Bag for every booking made in the US and Canada throughout May 2019. 

In rural Nepal, a lack of education regarding reproduction cycles and standing cultural practices such as chhaupadi (which labels menstruating females as “untouchable”) means that many Nepalese women are prevented from going to school or work and interacting with their communities during their period. In many regions throughout Nepal, sanitary wear is considered non-essential, and a lack of hygienic protection often leads to dangerous infections which cause infertility. Exodus has been working with The Freedom Kit Bag Project since 2016 to create opportunities for women to lead fuller, more empowered lives in their communities. 

“Exodus has donated over 4500 Freedom Kit Bags to date and in May, with the help of travel experts across North America, we plan to do even more,” says Sasha Andrews, Director of Industry Relations for Exodus. “We know our travel agent partners value Exodus’ social initiatives as much as their clients do, so donating Freedom Kit Bags for every new booking in May is our way of celebrating Travel Agent Day.” 

A Freedom Kit Bag includes washable pads for daily use, pad-holders, panties, a carrying purse, a waterproof bag for used pads, soap, a washing line and a colorful bag made from recycled saris. The kit bags are made locally and distributed to villages and schools by the Freedom Kit Project, as part of a workshop where both men and women to raise awareness about healthcare and sex education. 

For more information on Exodus Travels’ work with The Freedom Kit 

Bag Project, click here.  

Learn more about  The  Freedom Kit Bag  Project with this video  and visit  www.freedomkitbags.org  to get involved.

 
For every Exodus Travels trip booked in May 2019, Exodus will donate a Freedom Kit Bag to communities in Nepal.

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About Exodus Travels
Celebrating 45 years, leading adventure tour operator Exodus has a vast range of adventure and activity holidays across seven continents, offering places as diverse and as exhilarating as Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, the Ice Hotel and Antarctica. We have hosted over 250,000+ travelers on adventures across the globe. Whether it is solo travelers, couples, groups or families, Exodus offers an incredible choice of trips for all ages and activity levels. Operating in 100+ countries with 600+ tours, Exodus insists on low impact tourism and contributing to local communities. Learn more at ExodusTravels.com