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Local Purse is an award-winning web platform that supports travel guides, local artisans and cultural vendors by using live video shopping technology to host travelers around the world virtually.
Local Purse helps travelers save tons of money while reducing carbon footprints and environmental impact. We make travel equitable and accessible to a broader audience, facilitate cultural exchange, which is the most memorable part of our travels, and support six U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
Booking one experience on Local Purse gives up to six times back to local economies, so we are a true social impact startup as well.
This is one of my most favourite experiences to see arise from the global panini! Can't wait to be able to go on a Local Purse trip myself.
Thank you so much!
Just a note that LocalPurse appears to have shut down for the time being 😢
Here's the current message on the website: www.localpurse.com
Dear friends of Local Purse,
Hope your 2023 is off to a solid and safe start. It has been quite an incredible yet challenging two years on so many fronts. You have all shown up for us in wonderful ways to support our mission and vision in connecting local guides and artisans to a global audience virtually as a sustainable way of making income.
For this, we are truly grateful.
However, funding and resources remain the lifeline for any startup. We have been personally bootstrapping to date. We would like to share with you that, to be able to grow sustainably, we need to restructure our resources.
We are going to take a short break to realign and reassess potential resources, and more importantly, review how we can bring more of the right team members on board.
During this extended break, we are still available to be contacted and we will respond to your requests as soon as we can. And we are going to come back stronger and grow in a more sustainable way.
Above all, we want to be a true social impact startup and solid platform for all our partners, both old and new.
Thank you for your continued support on this brave journey.
Lola + Sara
Best of luck Lola, and hope you can bring back Local Purse in a new format someday!