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Volunteer Trip to Peru

Organized by: Erica Con

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THE STORY:

Hi, my name is Erica, and I am trying to raise money to volunteer in Peru at a girls' shelter. I will be going to Cusco, Peru for four weeks in the summer of 2016. I will be helping girls, mostly 18 and under, who have been through domestic violence, human trafficking, or other bad situations. I will be given some training on how to best help them, and I will just be spending a lot of time with these girls, whether it's teaching them life skills, helping them with homework, or just listening to their life stories. I am so excited for this opportunity! My heart soars at the idea of making an impact in these girls' lives as well as being able to get to know another culture and country that is so different from the United States. I chose Peru because the indigenous population makes up about 29% of the country. I have indigenous roots in Guatemala, but Ubelong (the program I am volunteering with) didn't have a program in Guatemala. I believe all indigenous cultures are so beautiful. I am very passionate about learning about other cultures, and I am just enamored with the diversity of the world! I love the human differences and I want to meet people and learn about their culture, as well as make an impact on their lives if I can! The cost of the program for four weeks is $750, which includes a mentor, airport pickup, orientation, housing, two meals a day, and in-country support. I will have to pay airfare, which will be about $1500 or maybe a little more, medical insurance, which could range from $80-$160, and visas, which I BELIEVE will be about $135, but I need to find out for sure. Dinner and miscellaneous spending like snacks and toiletries are not included, and I may also have to pay for transportation to my volunteer location. I was told that most volunteers budget US$5 to US$15 for each day of their placement for additional expenses in the field. I estimate my total trip to cost around $3500. I will try to pay as much as I can myself, but I am not able to work very much during the school year since I am taking 18 credit hours. If possible, it would be so kind for anyone to help me go on this trip! If not, fundraising ideas, encouragement, and prayers are also appreciated. here is the link to my program: http://ubelong.org/volunteer-abroad/cusco-peru/

$25

 

1% Raised of $3,500 Goal

  • David Cannon

    $25

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David Cannon

David Cannon

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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