One Horizon lets tourists make real difference: The Vancouver Sun

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Western travellers donate time to organization to help people suffering from poverty in African country

“Poverty tourism” doesn’t exist, according to a man who’s helped thousands in Kenya through contributions from those who come to witness the results of their giving firsthand.

“People don’t come to gawk,” says Alex Murray, who launched One Horizon in 2007 and bristles at criticism that has been levelled at charitable travel organizations. “People come with a deep-seated want to help, understand and give back.

“At least those are the people I’ve come into contact with; and that would be around 2,000 volunteers.”

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