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Welcome global neighbors into your home while earning an income.


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Welcome global neighbors into your home while earning an income.


Do you want to introduce Duara to your community?

We are always searching for new village communities in emerging countries. 

In order to join Duara, you need to find 2-5 families in your village willing to host travellers. In addition to the host families, your community also needs an English-speaking contact person with a reliable Internet access.

Your community sets the price for accommodation together with Duara. Below you can see how the payment is divided.

 

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Our business model

Each family in the Duara circle hosts travellers in turns. The family hosting you during your stay receives 40% of the payment.  

Each family in the Duara circle hosts travellers in turns. The family hosting you during your stay receives 40% of the payment.

 

The local Duara contact in charge of bookings and unlikely events of emergency during your stay receives 10% of the payment.

The local Duara contact in charge of bookings and unlikely events of emergency during your stay receives 10% of the payment.

We also want to benefit the whole community. That is why 10% of the payment goes to a carefully selected savings group in the neighborhood.

We also want to benefit the whole community. That is why 10% of the payment goes to a carefully selected savings group in the neighborhood.

Duara Travels receives 30% of the payment to help maintain and develop the service. The remaining 10% goes to international money transfer costs, caused by paying each party separately..

Duara Travels receives 30% of the payment to help maintain and develop the service. The remaining 10% goes to international money transfer costs, caused by paying each party separately..


This is how it works

As a family you should:

Have two extra beds / mattresses / hammocks with mosquito nets. You should be able to accommodate 1-2 travellers at a time.

Have two extra beds / mattresses / hammocks with mosquito nets. You should be able to accommodate 1-2 travellers at a time.

Have access to clean water for showering. You should also have a clean bathroom that is only shared with your own family.

Have access to clean water for showering. You should also have a clean bathroom that is only shared with your own family.

Provide breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The more locally produced the better. You should also have access to bottled drinking water or clean filtered water.

Provide breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The more locally produced the better. You should also have access to bottled drinking water or clean filtered water.

Have a safe place to keep valuable items either in the house or somewhere else in the community.

Have a safe place to keep valuable items either in the house or somewhere else in the community.

Have some family member who speaks and understands basic English.

Have some family member who speaks and understands basic English.

Be willing to share your everyday activities such as market visits, cooking, fishing, carpentry, farming etc. with travellers.

Be willing to share your everyday activities such as market visits, cooking, fishing, carpentry, farming etc. with travellers.

 

Our travellers also have some expectations of the hosting communities. A community should:

Be located within easy reach of a transport hub where travellers can come by a public bus, train or flight.

Be located within easy reach of a transport hub where travellers can come by a public bus, train or flight.

Be reachable with a vehicle that fits two travellers and their luggage safely. The Duara contact is responsible for organizing the pickup.

Be reachable with a vehicle that fits two travellers and their luggage safely. The Duara contact is responsible for organizing the pickup.

Be safe enough for travellers to walk around alone during daytime.

Be safe enough for travellers to walk around alone during daytime.

 Be able to invite travellers to participate in everyday activities such as cultivation, fishing, handicrafts etc.   

 Be able to invite travellers to participate in everyday activities such as cultivation, fishing, handicrafts etc. 

 

Have access to a savings account where you can receive money so that we can pay your community via online banking. 

Have access to a savings account where you can receive money so that we can pay your community via online banking. 

Please keep in mind that there might be instances when community leaders or the heads of religious groups should be consulted prior to hosting travellers.

Please keep in mind that there might be instances when community leaders or the heads of religious groups should be consulted prior to hosting travellers.


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Duara contact takes care of the bookings and communication

Every community needs a Duara contact who takes care of the communication between hosting families and travellers. He/she should either live in the neighbourhood or know the community well. This contact person will receive 15% for each booking. 

 

Would you like to become a Duara contact and earn extra income?

You can become a Duara contact if you:

Are willing to answer traveller requests within 48 hours.

Are willing to answer traveller requests within 48 hours.

Are willing to work as a link between travellers and the community, and help solve problems when things don’t go according to plan.

Are willing to work as a link between travellers and the community, and help solve problems when things don’t go according to plan.

 Can speak and write fluent English. 

 Can speak and write fluent English. 

Know the community members and key decision makers, and can speak the same language as the community.

Know the community members and key decision makers, and can speak the same language as the community.

Have reliable Internet access with email, Skype, Facebook or Whatsapp. You also need a camera to send us pictures of the community. You can ask someone to help you with this.

Have reliable Internet access with email, Skype, Facebook or Whatsapp. You also need a camera to send us pictures of the community. You can ask someone to help you with this.

Later on you will also need a mobile payment account to be able to receive money from bookings.

Later on you will also need a mobile payment account to be able to receive money from bookings.


Join Duara!

Is your neighbourhood going to be the next Duara village? Do you want to become a Duara contact yourself or know someone else who would be a good fit for the role?

Fill in the form and we will get back to you.

Elina from Duara is happy to answer your questions. Just contact her directly: 
elina@duaratravels.com
or tel. +358 40 7533 848.

 

 

 

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