February Report – Please Help!

Hey everyone, I wanted to give you a little overview of the things we have been doing since the beginning of this year and it’s been quite a lot! Just this year we supported the education of our children with almost 4500 Euro. This covered costs for nursery, primary...

2015 Annual Letter by Torsten

In less than 2 weeks Cheap Impact will celebrate it’s first birthday. Quite amazing if we think from where we started and where we are at now. Let’s go back in time to the evening hours of the 8th January 2015 when the idea was born by 4 friends over a cup of tea in...

$3,021 | 60 days, 5200 km and 7 countries later

It didn’t seem real to me at first, I got in an insane routine for two months, of unpacking for a night or two and moving on. Suddenly there was no moving on anymore, there were no next destinations, no more buses, struggle and hassle. We were there. I had been...

$3,243 | The rules we learn in Tanzanian buses

After our first night in Tanzania, we woke up with the sun to take a bus heading West towards lake Tanganika. We didn’t know where we were, no idea about where to find the bus station, but we asked around and finally got there after one hour. The main bus had left...

$3,309 | Our first days in Tanzania

MBEYA, Tanzania. We finally left Mayoka Village in Nkatha Bay, it had been too long already. We truly got stuck there. This place is such a piece of heaven, with its little chalets located in a beautiful bay, and the pleasure to wake up on the lake and its inviting...

$3,256 | A lesson about Perceived Value

NKATHA BAY, Malawi. We are now in Nkatha Bay. It has been too long already but this place is so incredible! We have been traveling in pretty mediocre (not to say very bad at some point…) conditions for so long that now that we finally got to a place where it feels so...

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$3,321 | My worst day in Africa (so far)

MONKEY BAY, MALAWI. Every 4th of every months, for the rest of the year at least, I want to remember this day as the worst day I can ever think of. I want it to make me realize how wonderful my life is, how lucky I am to be living in a first world country, because...

$3,250 | A visit at Lion Encounter

We got invited by Lion Encounter to visit their project and get a half day deep dive into what they are doing. Both of us had a completely different idea of what the project was about. I’m glad we got the chance to be on the ground and get all our questions answered...

$3,234 | A Sunday at school in Livingstone

Today is Sunday. With our Spanish friends from Kubuka NGO, we went to visit a school they’re currently working with to sponsor kids to go further in their education. I expected the place to be deserted on this day. But I was wrong. When we arrive, we heard some songs...

$3,214 | Welcome back to Zambia

Where to start. After we spent our last night in this superb place in Victoria Falls – thanks again to Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for hosting us! – we enjoyed a great breakfast and made our way to the border. The border post on the Zimbabwean side wasn’t busy yet –...

$3,132 | Vic falls, the best possible Good Bye!

Together with our British friends who drove us all the way from Bulawayo, we went to the best and apparently only place in the entire area to watch the sunset. There is this incredible safari lodge, built on what is probably the only hill in kilometers, right in the...

$3,188 | Victoria Falls! Policeman, thunderstorm and wildlife.

We got a ride from Bulawayo to the Victoria Falls with our British friends. They were driving one of those minivans that made us felt like we were going on a school trip! On the way, we got stopped and controlled by the police 13 times!!! And it’s not even that long...

$3,146 | Pizza party for the orphans!

$3,146 | Pizza party for the orphans!

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe. We met two British girls, Alex and Claire, who are coming every year since 5 years to volunteer at a conservation center and an orphanage. Last night they were organizing a little pizza party at the orphanage and we were invited to join. I'm so...

$3,149 | Bulawayo, I had the wrong idea

$3,149 | Bulawayo, I had the wrong idea

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe. It's the very first time that our funds are higher than our personal seed of $3000! Thank you so much Simon (Vive la Réunion!), Nathan (Vive Canada!) and my dad (Vive la Réunion again!). It's great to feel supported. We are still in Bulawayo,...

$2,937 | Overnight crossing from SA to Zimbabwe

$2,937 | Overnight crossing from SA to Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe. Time to leave South Africa. It has been short but so much happened already! Less than a week ago I was home, on Reunion Island (best place on Earth, check it out) having no clue about what was about to happen. I finally flew to Johannesburg, met...

$2,990 | Our first supportive accommodation!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa. We asked our first backpacker for support (which pretty much means free accommodation) and we got our first positive answer! What a nice feeling! So last night we stayed at Homebase Melville Backpackers (anciently Melville International)...

$3,000 | How the idea came up!

$3,000 | How the idea came up!

Torsten had been traveling through Africa for almost 2 years. When we met in Cape town, it was the end of his journey. We left South Africa and lived/traveled in South East Asia and the USA for about a year. However, I always had the feeling that he was craving to...