Thank you! API walks into 2020 having met and surpassed our $100,000 challenge. Together we support community-based tourism development in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq and elsewhere. image

Thank you! API walks into 2020 having met and surpassed our $100,000 challenge. Together we support community-based tourism development in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq and elsewhere.

API sponsors walks for students at UNRWA schools in Palestine. Make a monthly gift to increase programming in 2020.

$163,754 raised

$100,000 goal

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API launches our next phase in community-based tourism development in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

Abraham Path Initiative walks into 2020 deeply grateful to you, our donors, for helping us match and surpass a $100,000 challenge grant. Thank you for the gifts that keep on coming!

As a result of your generosity, Abraham Path Initiative's global community is expanding, and the economic development impact that comes from community-based experiential tourism continues to grow. You forward API's pioneering work in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

Your support helps build capacity among guides and homestay hosts along walking trails in the region we call "the Middle East." Together we are exploring new geographies and outdoor experiential courses in which international and local people come together to seek new solutions to global challenges. Together we transform perceptions, one footstep at a time.

Your 2020 gift will:

- Expand community-based trails in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq

- Increase the livelihood of low-income residents along multiple trails with:

  • Job training for guides
  • Homestay host programs
  • Business opportunities for women’s centers

- Sponsor students from UNRWA refugee camp schools to walk on the Abraham Path in Palestine and enjoy:

  • Environmental sustainability education
  • Palestinian flora and fauna
  • Breakfast and lunch prepared at local women’s centers

Let's continue promoting walking in the Middle East in ways that foster new friendships across challenging divides.

For more impact make a recurring gift of $5 to $500 per month.