The non-profit organization VDS (Voyage Développement Solidarité) aims to advise and help the organization of holidays in foreign countries while respecting environment, local customs and traditions.
VDS (Travel, sustainable development, Solidarity) is working within a close partnership with the French Caritas (Secours Catholique) which is a member of Caritas Internationalis (An international confederation of 162 members).
VDS is connecting small groups (no more than 10 persons) to community groups in host countries in order to further mutual understanding and cultural exchanges. Each traveller knows that around 5% of the total travel expenses will be transferred directly to the local community groups in order to sustain development programs they carried out. That is the reason why VDS is tied to like-minded NGOs so that it can link both travelling and sustainable development.