What we do
Untapped Shores enables travelers to Give Back as You Go™ by packing compact, life-saving equipment in their luggage aimed at equipping entrepreneurial women and children in their travel destination with the ability to improve their health and quality of life.
Who we are
Untapped Shores equips vulnerable women and children with enabling technologies to improve basic needs of their communicties in developing areas around the world. We accomplish this by leveraging the humanitarian spirit in travelers who act as our ambassadors by transporting and training with our trusted network of local NGO partners.
Our flagship technology is a portable solar-powered chlorine-producing system which can purify enough water for a community of 2,000 people per day in addition to being a valuable sanitizing agent.
Instead of dropping off goods that have a limited shelf life or impact scope (shoes, clothing, food), we equip entrepreneurial women and children with a business-in-a-box so that travelers can help them lift themselves out of poverty.
Why we do it
OUR VISION is to untap the power of packing your suitcase for a purpose.
OUR MISSION is to equip all travelers with the ability to make significant charitable contributions to the most vulnerable and neglected populations in the world around them.
OUR COMMITMENT is to make meaningful, sustainable impact towards the World Health Organization’s Millennium Development Goals, including:
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality and improve maternal health
- Combat AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
- Ensure environmental sustainability
Where it all began years ago - in Kenya
"Our Goal was to build a clean water system. Our experience became so much more." - Patrick Shores