Ecuador D CA 2017
Team Member: Brooklyn Ingram
Event Name: ME to WE CA - Ecuador 2017
I will be embarking on a 15-day journey to Ecuador in July of 2017 to volunteer with ME to We! Here is some information on the organization I will be traveling with and the trip I will be going on!
ABOUT MY TRIP:
In Ecuador, in the Andes Mountain region, I will connect with the locals and experience their culture firsthand. While my group is there, we will explore the social and economic issues in Ecuador including issues regarding women's rights and equality, access to education and economic struggles. I will be volunteering on a project that could be anything from building a school, to digging a well, to working on grassroots projects (it depends on what the community needs at the time of travel in July 2017). Ecuador has a history of poverty, and I will have a opportunity to go to the local market and see what it's like to live on just one dollar a day.
On top of these social issue and volunteer endeavours, I will also be traveling on a retreat from the high-up mountains to the Amazon miles below to learn about environmental degradation and the affect that it has on climate.
The physical trip will last just 15 days, but the impact it will have on the its travelers will last a lifetime and will further push us to make a difference in the world and to hopefully inspire those around us to make a difference also. With your support, you will not only be helping me reach my goal, but you will, in turn, be helping the communities in Ecuador that I will be volunteering for.
Thank you so much for your support!