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What is Chooda?


The Chooda name comes from the Bulgarian word “чудо” that means miracle, marvel, wonder, or paragon.

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What is Chooda?


The Chooda name comes from the Bulgarian word “чудо” that means miracle, marvel, wonder, or paragon.

At Chooda, we believe that moments in motion can be profoundly inspiring, whether on foot, on bicycle or any other means that allows the sun on your face and the wind at your back.  

Chooda is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a vision of personal transformation and global social change.

Chooda’s mission is to create transformative experiences for its participants while providing much needed resources abroad. At Chooda, we believe that by advocating for social justice in the world and by contributing a part of ourselves in service to others, we evolve. In this spirit, we create international adventure experiences where participants challenge themselves in a variety of ways (physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally) while having the opportunity to engage with communities for whom they have raised money and awareness and to interact with the local organizations that are working to make such social change possible. Crucial to our vision is the fostering of positive social interactions between our communities in culturally sensitive and mindful ways.

Chooda’s mission is supported by three distinct goals:

  • Creating meaningful, transformative personal experiences for participants.
  • Raising awareness and support of social issues through fundraising, acts of service, and community collaborations with our beneficiaries.
  • Encouraging activism by creating an umbrella under which inspired and empowered participants can go on to create change in their own communities and in the world at large.
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Our Work


Chooda accomplishes its mission by working with local communities and investing in partnerships

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Our Work


Chooda accomplishes its mission by working with local communities and investing in partnerships

 

Chooda is committed to promoting the health and well-being, economic stability, and sustainable development of countries abroad by investing into local organizations working in HIV/AIDS, global health, women’s empowerment, and economic development.  Chooda's funding provides resources to small and large organizations, some of which would not otherwise have access to international funding. 

Chooda accomplishes this by organizing events in which program participants not only solicit donations and grants, but also visit these programs, meeting staff, and seeing first hand how the work is done.  It is the aim of Chooda for program participants to become lifelong ambassadors and benefactors of the organizations they meet.

In its work, Chooda aims to:

  • Work with local partners - Chooda partners with local organizations that improve the health and well-being in the fight against HIV/AIDS and strive toward economic empowerment of women and girls.  Working with local partners ensures culturally appropriate programing and supports the local economy.
  • Create Sustainable Partnerships - Chooda creates long-term relationships with organizations in order to have a meaningful impact in communities.
  • Build Global Connection - Chooda offers experiences to visit the places participants support with the aim to create a community of lifelong advocates for organizations and regional issues.