Category: Stories

  • Grupo Ecologico: protecting marine turtles

    Grupo Ecologico: protecting marine turtles

    Grupo Ecologico (aka Project Tortuga) protects and promotes endangered marine turtle populations along several beaches in the Bahia de Banderas area, including San Pancho beach.What’s needed: housing for volunteers; rent and utilities costs; onboarding a new Co-Director; nursery repairs; dune buggy maintenance.

  • SP Animales: rescuing and placing stray animals

    SP Animales: rescuing and placing stray animals

    San Pancho Animales is a robust volunteer group that rescues, treats, fosters and finds forever homes for stray animals.What’s needed: funding for website and online services; support for rescues, veterinary work and fostering through SPA’s non-profit.

  • San Pancho Voz, an online community magazine

    San Pancho Voz, an online community magazine

    Travler publishes San Pancho Voz, a free multilingual periodical and business directory, to improve awareness, connections and quality of life in a diverse Mexican town.What’s needed: funding to teach 5 aspiring young journalists; costs to publish and operate the magazine.

  • Portable handwashing stations

    Portable handwashing stations

    To help prevent the spread of COVID and other disease, Travler designed, built and deployed portable handwashing stations in developing areas.What’s needed: funding for one part-time maintenance person and supplies; cost to publish and distribute the design internationally; funds to create and deploy more stations.

  • A Magic Garden

    A Magic Garden

    The Entreamigos Magic Garden is a reclaimed community space for growing native and edible plants, storytelling, relaxation and environmental education. What’s needed: Bench seating for visitors; botanical signs to identify anchor plants; paying the water bill; support for children’s programs.

  • Radio San Pancho: an online voice for community and nature

    Radio San Pancho: an online voice for community and nature

    Radio San Pancho is a volunteer online radio and podcast broadcast focused on local events, issues and the environment.What’s needed: funding for website and broadcast services.