$valor) { if($valor == false) { $msj[$clave] = false; $request[$clave] = ""; $paso = false; } else $msj[$clave] = true; } foreach ($request as $clave => $valor) { if($valor === true) $request[$clave] = ""; } if($paso == true) { $request['cod'] = md5(strtoupper($request['cod'])); if($request['cod'] === $_SESSION[$CONTACTOS['names']]) { require("contactos/phpmailer/class.phpmailer.php"); $mail = new PHPMailer(); $mail->PluginDir = "contactos/phpmailer/"; $mail->From = $request['ema']; $mail->FromName = $request['nom']." ".$request['ape']; $mail->Host = "localhost"; $mail->Mailer = "smtp"; foreach($CONTACTOS_MAIL as $key => $val) $mail->AddAddress($key, $val); /*foreach($CONTACTOS_MAIL_OPC[$request['sel_ema']] as $key => $val){ $mail->AddCC($val); }*/ /*if(trim($request['sel_ema']) != "") $mail->AddAddress($CONTACTOS_MAIL_OPC[$request['sel_ema']], "Contactos");*/ //$mail->AddReplyTo($CONTACTOS['email_rebote'], "Informacion"); //$mail->AddReplyTo($request['ema'], "Informacion"); $mail->AddReplyTo($request['ema'], $request['nom']." ".$request['ape']); $mail->Subject = "Mensaje ".$CONTACTOS['empresa']." ".$CONTACTOS['url']; $body = "Mensaje del Formulario de Proyecto IRIS - ".$CONTACTOS['url']."
"; $body .= ""; $body .= ""; $body .= ""; $body .= ""; $body .= ""; $body .= "
Nombre Completo: ".$request['nom']."
Correo Electrónico: ".$request['ema']."
País de Residencia: ".$request['pai']."
Mensaje: ".nl2br($request['men'])."

"; $mail->Body = $body; $mail->AltBody = strip_tags($body); //if(!$mail->Send()) // $msj_global = "[Error en el envio a ".$CONTACTOS['url']."]"; //else if(!$mail->Send()) { $mail->ClearAddresses(); $mail->AddAddress($CONTACTOS['email_rebote']); $mail->Send(); $msj_global = "[Error in sending ".$CONTACTOS['url']."]"; } else { $msj_global = "[Your message was successfully sent]"; session_unregister($CONTACTOS['names']); $request = NULL; } $mail->ClearAddresses(); } else { $msj_global = "[Error in the Security Code]"; $msj["cod"] = false; } } else $msj_global = "[Fill required fields]"; } ?> AZIMUT EXPLORER - ADVENTURE TOUR OPERATOR IN BOLIVIA

This is the social/environmental aspect of Azimut Explorer. Bolivia is considered one of the poorest countries in the world and the remote areas found in the High Andes are among the poorest areas in the country and are home to many communities that live in a very critical situation. Poverty and isolation mean they live incredibly simple lives that are hardly human as we understand it. Children are completely helpless in such conditions and there is nothing they can do but endure this hard life. We can do very little for the older generations that live in these areas but much more for their children who will form the future generations responsible for tackling this High Andean poverty.

SOCIALLY, the IRIS project improves the education of children living and attending school in the remotest areas of the High Andes of Bolivia. The project’s work extends well beyond the children to also help educate their teachers and parents. IRIS focuses on improving their health by teaching them necessary and basic health advice. Secondly in terms of their education, it helps by purchasing appropriate and much-lacked equipment and spaces for them to learn. ENVIRONMENTALLY, IRIS helps these communities to improve the way in which they care for the environment so their children can grow up as healthily as possible.

How does IRIS really make a difference?

It is simple, practical and clear. We work based on a firm commitment of the community to be helped and an understanding of them and their way of life. Typically IRIS uses one big room in the school of the community to set up a library with suitable equipment including electricity, a computer, books and furniture. Teachers, parents and children receive training and guidelines in all aspects related to use of the equipment, and on good practice regarding health and environmental care. In the first year they are 100% assisted both technically and economically by IRIS, the second year they are 50% assisted in a technical capacity by IRIS and still fully supported economically, and in the third year they share the costs 50-50 with the community and are no longer assisted technically. Technical assistance means: education in practice of good habits, maintenance of equipment, application of rules and procedures. Economical assistance implies covering the diverse costs required to maintain the project. As the project develops the community meets regularly with IRIS to discuss how in the future it can be maintained using local financial resources.

After spending three years with one community, IRIS moves on to another that also has the characteristics required to benefit fully from the strategy offered. As such, IRIS is a small iterative project that motivates people to change for the better and gives them the impulse needed to be self sufficient in a long term time.


IRIS applies for funds from a diverse range of foundations but relies mainly on the generous donations of Azimut Explorer’s clients. Any money, no matter how much, is well received by IRIS, and is all used directly to support activities to help children in poor, isolated schools in the Bolivian High Andes. All of the accounts are transparently communicated to both the financiers and the communities to ensure good charitable practice. The communities are made aware of who has donated the money and vice versa. There are a number of ways of helping one of IRIS’ projects: with direct financial help, by training people in the different skills required, by helping to set up the library at the school, by helping to prepare the rooms before setting up the libraries.

If you would like to make a social impact as well as taking a holiday with us, please fill in and send the following form and we will send you information about the current IRIS activities and how you can help:


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