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Our story 

In 2019, Anina Monteforte founded The World Within Us,  fueled by her desire to inspire travelers and empower people's lives around the world through travel.

The World Within Us was created to bridge opportunities between travelers, the tourism industry, and the nonprofit sector. To discover how we can make travel more sustainable, ethical, and international to support local community activities. We became the first travel company to directly align our travels with the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the past year, we have built these organizations across borders to fuel the mission of travel that empowers all.

our model

The World Within Us, is an incorporated nonprofit and travel company, that partners with organizations to deliver the results to local communities through sustainable development. 

The World Within Us is committed to protecting the environment, conserving culture, and traditions through storytelling. Also providing opportunities to indigenous populations and female entrepreneurs within their own communities. The World Within Us provides skills lending and economic contributions to local projects created by grassroots organizations building meaningful connections between travelers and local communities.

We connect travelers, industry leaders, and grassroots nonprofits to provide opportunities for sustainable partnerships with the tourism sector and non-profits to unite the two industries and build local economies. By providing the intentional opportunities to locally owned businesses and guides we create a unique component of social impact through travel opportunities.


Responsible Tourism

Create travel itineraries that minimize negative environmental impacts, respect local cultures and traditions, generate social inclusion, support preservation of national heritage sites, and provides economic growth to local economies and communities. 

Impact investment

Identify small businesses to support local entrepreneurs, selecting accommodations that have established sustainability reports, and including carbon offset credits into each travel package to minimize our carbon footprint. 

Sustainable Development Goals

Partner with grassroots nonprofits leading sustainable development projects and initiatives in their communities. Each project support by The World Within Us benefits the overall goals of reaching the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

where we work

5 countries, 8 SDGs, 70 opportunities to join us on our next trip!

The World Within Us trips are custom-designed travel opportunities that combine tourism with social impact at the grassroots level using the framework of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.