We exist to inspire people to make a positive impact on the natural world. Our fundraising focuses on community-led conservation initiatives in the communities that surround the gorilla habitats.
There are just over 1000 mountain gorillas left in the wild and they all reside in the mountainous forests of neighbouring Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The majestic great ape is the real treasure of this land, much more beautiful than the highly sought-after natural reserves of oil or gold, but also much more scarce. The exploitation of this resource-rich region threatens their existence.
Donations from sales of our products and fundraising from ‘Adventures For A Cause’ go to both The Gorilla Organization to aid their ongoing community led conservation projects and also our own That Gorilla Brand Bwindi Community Projects. All these initiatives enable the human inhabitants of these communities to provide for themselves without encroaching on gorilla habitats.
Since 2019, we have donated €220,000 to The Gorilla Organization from product sales and six Adventures For A Cause challenges.
Fundraising from product sales
From every item we sell, we donate a meaningful portion of profits to The Gorilla Organization. Our donations help to drive community-led conservation projects in the communities surrounding the mountain gorilla habitats. These initiatives empower the people with essential resources, education, information, independence, new skills and life-changing techniques to achieve a sustainable income, increasing community resilience and reducing their reliance on natural reserves found in mountain gorilla habitats.
The ventures we help to support include ranger support & training, training & funding for organic farming methods, reformed poacher education and gorilla-friendly beekeeping, tree-planting and conservation education projects to spread the message of gorilla conservation to the people across Central and East Africa.
Fundraising from adventures
Adventures For A Cause was born from a desire to raise money for a clean water project to help the local communities living in the surrounds of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP), home to about 459 mountain gorillas, almost half of the world’s population.
Our intrepid founder Leo completed 6 challenges ranging from marathons to ultra marathons to hikes, from canyons to mountains, in order to launch this initiative which has since grown into the expansive Bwindi Community Projects. Since the first Community Project was launched, the Bwindi Community Water Project, it has incorporated clean water projects, reaching up to 15,000 people in approximately 20 communities. Providing this essential resource to local inhabitants has been a lifeline to both the communities who live around the gorilla habitats and the mountain gorillas themselves, with the preservation of their habitats a step more secure for the future.
With the launch of our second initiative for improved school sanitation and hygiene, and a planned third initiative to bring solar power energy, the Bwindi Community Projects are well on their way to having an immeasurable impact on these local communities. With Adventures For A Cause being a never ending journey of impact, we hope to build on the successes already achieved within these communities and expand our Bwindi Community Projects with further Adventures For A Cause fundraising challenges. We invite you to participate and join us in creating as much impact as we can.