Making A Difference

Helping in Peru

Helping in Peru

This is an inspiring story of how one thought and a single email with good intentions can be the spark of collective energy that ignites people’s hearts from every corner of the globe. Sometimes the worst situations in ones life turn to be the best opportunities in the long run. This was the case of Serapio Huaman, A local Peruvian who lost his house in tragic mudslides events. I still remember the first time I saw Serpio’s tough but smiling face when I got to his destroyed house. His face was beaming with gratitude and humility. When his eyes welled with tears and my heart...

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Helping in the Dominican Republic

Helping in the Dominican Republic

While journeying in the third world, I’ve been presented with many opportunities to help others. Most of the time I found reasons to turn away and say its someone else’s responsibility, justtifed by the fact that I simply cannot help everyone, but on ocassion the need was so complelling that I could not turn away. Such an occasion has just presented itself. My partner and I are currently in the Dominican Republic travelling in a quaint coastal town called Las Terrenes. A week ago we took a motorcycle trip to get to know the local scene a bit better. We found our way to Agua...

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Volunteering in the US

Volunteering in the US

Volunteering while traveling in Peru served as great way to get a deeper connection with the country and its people, so when I saw a similar opportunity of volunteering in the US, I grabbed it with both hands. The option institute which is also an international Autism treatment center is nestled in the middle of nature, and one of the reasons why I chose to spend full 2 months there and remove myself from the general tourist route. The Berkshires region, a 2.5 hours scenic drive from New York City, is breathtakingly picturesque and extremely peaceful. The institute’s 100 acre property...

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Help Bolivia

Help Bolivia

Crossing the border from Brazil, the richest country in South America to Bolivia, the poorest, marked yet another new direction in my trip. After 2 months of beach, sun and samba I was looking for something else, perhaps more meaningful. I remember walking through the main Market of La Paz, Bolivia’s high mountain capital, wondering what voluntary organization should I join. It was already my fifth day in Bolivia and this simple task turned to be more challenging than I initially thought. All places demanded a long term commitment, something I was not willing to do before diving in and...

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