Every time Amala Menon visits the luscious paddy fields, unique temples and the beautiful nature found in Wayanad, Kerala, she feels a surge of pride. No doubt, Kerala is South India’s most serenely beautiful state.
Unfortunately, the villagers didn’t feel the same way.
In a country where the concrete jungles in the cities are increasing at a rapid pace, the local community of Wayanad felt that city life is probably better than their own. Realizing that they do not value what they have, Amala had an idea – one where she could both empower and enable villagers to earn a living from the beauty of their village and the culture. It’s a huge opportunity for the villagers which was never been explored.
Thus, SaveAGram was born in 2014. It is born out of a vision to appreciate the upside of simple lives led in the villages, SaveAGram is at the happy intersection of a desire for impact, a sense of adventure, and the will to change.
Welcoming travelers from all over the world, this social enterprise provides a memorable experience through a homestay with a local family.
In addition to leaving rejuvenated, visitors also have the opportunity to help the children, or the teachers, at the local village school.
SaveAGram offers a unique chance to live the local lifestyle. As you enjoy the homemade meals cooked with healthy and organic produce, and you can also indulge yourself in a range of activities like hiking, a dose of yoga, rustic homes, the ancient dance forms, and much more amidst the pure beauty of nature.
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