More than energy
PamirLink supports a local initiative in Basid, a small remote village in the Tajik Pamir. The community itself laid the foundation to resolve the prevalent energy crisis by building a basic micro-hydropower plant and by purchasing a generator. It has a very inefficient Micro-Hydropower Plant, built by the villagers themselves. With the assistance of PamirLink, the plant will be upgraded and equipped with high-capacity components, including an efficient turbine made in Switzerland. The increased performance will be sufficient to supply the whole village with adequate electricity. Capacity building of local engineers and mechanics is a centre stone during project implementation. An experienced Swiss hydropower specialist will train the local technicians on the job. Afterwards, they will be able to build efficient turbines and to carry out revisions and up-grades of micro hydropower plants by themselves. This should benefit the whole region. Adequate and reliable energy supply is the first step out of poverty: it reduces deforestation, enhances the living conditions of the population and triggers economic development (mainly for small enterprises).
More than just holidays
PamirLink enables unconventional journeys into the remote mountains of the Tajik Pamirs: Their focal point is the mutual exchange between the local inhabitants and the tourists. The journeys allow authentic insights into the daily life of the Pamiri people through a exchange of experiences, knowledge and services. You will stay for some weeks in Basid, a remote mountain village in the heart of the Pamirs, where you live in basic home stays and participate in small development projects. These projects are implemented together with the villagers and are based on local needs.
Recover - Travel - Support
It's high time to experience something very different: Travel in a carbon neutral and meaningful manner. Recover in a unique environment while experiencing an unknown culture. Support local people. The journey’s main goal is to generate an additional income for the people most in need through sustainable tourism. Travelling this way contributes to poverty alleviation in the target community.