2010 Land for Tiller’s Freedom

“I am overwhelmed. I picked up my mail this afternoon and found a check for $1,000. That means we just blew past $50,000!!!!!!!!!! Indeed, Yelam Mroodium. (Everything is possible!)

We are so excited that 25 families in Karunganni will soon have a decent place to live. It is all thanks to you, your generous sponsors, and over 300 caring individuals who wanted to make this world a better place. Bravo to all of you.

With humble regards, Peggy, LAFTI”

Land for Tillers’ Freedom, LAFTI, is a non-profit organization based out of India that  is focused on changing the conditions of the Dalit Caste or India’s poorest of the poor.  LAFTI works with the government and financial institutions to purchase land for Dalit families. 

2010 Sponsors


We couldn’t be more pleased to announce our top tier sponsor, BootsnAll. They’re longtime friends of the crew at Passports with Purpose and of travelers in general, and we’re delighted that they’ve decided to give back in this generous and meaningful way. But hey, why not let BootsnAll cofounder Sean Keener tell you himself how he feels about this relationship?


It’s a great feeling to be able to converse in the local language while you’re traveling. Livemocha gives you a head start on that with an online learning community. We like learning new things, we like community, and we like that Livemocha has joined us this year to sponsor Passports at the Gold level

Round the World with Us

You’ll want to follow this family’s adventure as they journey around the world for one year. They’ll be volunteering and blogging as they go – they even plan to visit the Passports With Purpose village in India and write about their experiences on RTWWithUs.org!


Austin, Texas-based HomeAway, Inc. operates the world’s leading and most-established vacation rental websites around the world, including HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com. With 425,000 global listings, the company connects homeowners and property managers with travelers who seek the space, value and amenities of vacation rental homes as an alternative to hotels. HomeAway is committed to providing the safest marketplace for vacation rentals offering the Carefree Rental Guarantee and Reviews, and has contributed significantly to the popularity of the vacation rental industry.


TransitionsAbroad.com is a ground-breaking resource for experiential work, volunteering, study, cultural travel, and living abroad – provides comprehensive articles and essential information that inspire and enable travelers to meet people of other countries, learn about their culture, speak their language, and “transition” to a new level of understanding and appreciation for our fascinating world. Since 1977, Transitions Abroad has aspired to suggest the changes in our perspective that result from such immersion through direct participation in the daily life of the host community.


Travellerspoint is a vibrant travel community dedicated to seriously passionate travellers. Upload photos, create a blog or travel map, share travel tips in the forums, and contribute to the wiki travel guide.



Hostelling International is the brand name of more than 90 Youth Hostel Associations in 90 countries, operating 4,000 hostels. No other hostel operator can match us for sheer quality or variety of accommodation! Unlike bland motels, impersonal hotels or dodgy backpackers, HI Youth Hostels are fun, lively meeting places, full of like-minded people.


Quintess is happy to be a sponsor of Passports With Purpose and is supportive of the good work happening to change lives for those less fortunate.  Quintess has been changing Member lives since 2004. As the world’s premier luxury destination club, we have redefined the lifestyles of our Club Members — letting them travel more, allowing them to spend more time with loved ones, making their vacations effortless and more enjoyable, and facilitating their greatest stories. It’s not about being the biggest destination club out there — but rather the best.

Named one of Travel+Leisure’s Top Travel Websites of 2009, Raveable.com is the fastest way to find the perfect hotel. Raveable.com is the first and only website that creates hotel review summaries based on the common rants and raves found in millions of online hotel reviews.

TravelPost.com today is a place for hotel reviews and travel inspiration. Travelpost Discussions, launched in August, makes it faster and more relevant to discover and share experiences and connect with like-minded travelers. Leveraging the TravelPost.com acquisition, the team is building a completely new business around the existing TravelPost site that will be a place to share travel experiences. Founded by former Expedia founders and executives, TravelPost’s team has deep expertise in travel and technology and is passionate about helping travelers share and discover the world with ease. Sign up for the beta at www.travelpost.com/beta or follow us on twitter/Facebook: @travelpost.

UpTake is a travel search and discovery site – the first step for travelers to decide where to go, where to stay or what to do. We help users make informed decisions about what best fits their travel preferences. We scoured more than 5,000 sites to collect 775,000 places to go, things to do and places to stay in the U.S. Then we analyzed and organized over 20 million travelers’ opinions to enable search based on exact travel requirements and preferences. See about UpTake for more information about our company.

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