In 2013, 171 participants travelled on 19 trips to 8 regions & raised $181,815
Lets go beyond that amount in 2014 and support our local partners even more!
The foundation of Operation Groundswell is to build and cultivate a community of globally active and committed backpackers working to create positive social change in youth empowerment, environmental sustainability, education, health, and more with local communities in the developing world. Far different from just a business focused on sustaining itself, OG is an collaborative organization that lives, breathes, and learns with the communities that we run programs in. As such, OG is unique for not only having the ability to hand-deliver the funds raised, but also can develop tangible projects that the participant you are supporting with your donation can see to fruition. In an effort to be radically transparent, we have separated our program fee from our community contribution - all funds generated from this fundraising effort goes directly to support the amazing non-governmental organizations and charities we are partnered up with on the ground.