About the project
What is Desia?
Desia stands for low land tribes and their natives. Since there are various tribal communities at the Koraput valley, it’s an effort to unite under the name DESIA, which means typical tribal folks of the region. Their music, language, food all can be termed as typical Desia music or Desia language or Desia food etc. In other words it is their common identity. Desia Eco Tourism Centre is also designed with local materials and we have tried to include Desia motives.
What is your drive behind doing such a challenging project?
As a special interest tour operator I love to explore off beat destinations and show the rich cultural heritage of our country to culture lovers & adventure travelers who seek unique and authentic experiences. The tribal area in Odisha offers all these ingredients and we started visiting the place quite often. From the experience of responsible travel I wanted to bring the benefit of tourism to the local grassroots community in the valley.
What is your personal interest in social entrepreneurship and responsible travel?
It is my strong belief and passion to work with people at grassroots level which is sole factor for making Desia. It not only gives me immense pleasure but is also a great learning experience
What do you aim to achieve with this lounge?
This art lounge will be an amazing meeting place where the guests can relax, read a book, listen to tribal music or even try their hand at local craft. It will have display racks, photo gallery, books corner etc. It will add more values to the place and property in general.
How will the money be used?
What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?
Why should you believe me and why should you fund this project?
By funding this project you are supporting a cause which brings alternative livelihood to the grassroots community that lives below the poverty line. It also gives you the chance to get involved as a partner in progress. Your relationship with the project will not end with your backing this project.You will be treated as a friend in need, a friend indeed of Desia .