Amy Carter James
Amy is a highly respected social entrepreneur, using tourism to addressing social and environmental issues.
In 2002 Amy co-founded Guludo Beach Lodge (www.guludo.com), a small boutique resort in rural northern Mozambique. The location was chosen due to great tourism potential and extreme poverty; life expectancy was 38 years and infant mortality 1 in 3. She also founded Nema Foundation (www.nemafoundation.org); while Guludo brings economic opportunities, Nema works with communities to address local social and environmental problems.
The model has become a great success and continues to win international awards, including World Travel & Tourism Council’s “Tourism for Tomorrow Award”, Reponsible Travel’s “Responsible Tourism Award”, Studienkreis “TODO! Award” and Conde Nast Traveler “World Savers Awards”.