Philanthropy

OUR VISION

The goal of Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) is to provide long-term support for existing natural ecosystems to ensure that human populations, flora and fauna continue to survive and coexist successfully.

OUR APPROACH

A&K and AKP have pioneered a new form of community development assistance by forging informal partnerships with grassroots initiatives and compassionate travellers.

"A decade ago, Abercrombie & Kent introduced wood-saving stoves to the Masai. Total rejection," says A&K co-owner Jorie Butler Kent. "Only when the Masai learned that the stoves would conserve resources and reduce wood collection by 70% did they become interested. Moral: Education is the key to alleviating poverty."

AKP traces its beginnings back to 1982 when funds were first raised for conservation efforts within the Masai Mara National Reserve. Today, AKP carries on our commitments on a global scale, sponsoring projects that address pressing environmental, educational and public health needs in all the regions we operate.

OUR COMMITMENTS

  • Reduce the impact of climate change
  • Take a proactive role in protecting endangered species
  • Educate local people to protect the environment for their benefit and future generations
  • Help travellers understand fragile ecosystems so they continue to thrive

Learn more about the projects we support by visiting akphilanthropy.org

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