Through organized tours, hikes and climbs, Peaks Over Poverty raises money for grassroots organizations dedicated to helping rural mountain farmers overcome poverty, adapt to climate change, and protect their environment. We choose partners who work together with local people to find solutions to poverty and land degradation by using local resources, and combining new knowledge and technologies with traditional practices. Our partners focus on sustainable development projects that require small investments and are based on hands-on learning and knowledge that can be easily transferred between families, neighbors, and communities. (See Values.) We have launched our campaign to support the communities that work with Groundswell International (a not-for-profit) in Ecuador’s Northern and Central Andes, including the Chota, Pichincha, Chimborazo and Cotopaxi mountain provinces.