Empowerment through education
To reduce donation dependency of NGOs worldwide through our innovative homestay concept so they can realize their projects, helping millions of people.
Socialbnb is a unique and innovative homestay platform that links tourists with social and ecological projects all over the world. Socialbnb, is thus contributing to the process of NGOs becoming financially independent from donations.
With the help of our developed guidelines, we support the establishment of social homestays in the organization.
Furthermore, we will help to register the homestays and encourage guests to book their stay on Socialbnb.
We take advantage of the ever-increasing number of tourists visiting foreign countries every year. These tourists can book their overnight stays via our homepage. They will have a local and authentic travel experience whilst supporting the project.
Part of the travelers’ payments cover the costs incurred for the overnight stay, a small portion is used to maintain the platform, and the majority flows into your projects!
Pilot Project: Go Pang NA
The former teacher Seng Thy is one successful example and shows the origins of our idea: He founded a small NGO to give the children of his village Pang Na nearby Phnom Penh an opportunity to learn English. He was so dedicated that he built up an English school next to his house, where the children received free English classes. But his NGO was fully reliant on donations, without a sustainable funding source. When at some point donations stopped flowing in, he almost had to close his school.
Therefore, we came up with the idea of implementing a social homestay, at his house, financing the English teacher with the payments of travellers, who stay at his house for a couple of nights. Together, we accomplished to welcome 22 guests in just three months and provided permanent English lessons for the children.
Our next goals:
- To be active in more than 10 countries.
- To build an independent platform.
- Work on collaborations and finding new partners to support our cause.
In case you have questions or you want to partner with us, please don’t hesitate contact us!