Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Peru.

Lima, Peru: May 2011 Student Team

Posted in Peru on May 19, 2011

Our day started with our journey to villa maria which is around 50 minutes away from Casa Rodas Hostel in the area know as Miraflores, Lima. As slightly cloudy and gloomy as it was we were all filled with energy to start interacting with the locals and the children.

Our construction consisted of building three rooms, which were to be used for school and maintenance purposes. Today we finished the construction of the walls around all the three rooms. After all the barriers we have come across, especially the frustration with the language barrier, it’s amazing to see our hard work for the past week and a half start taking shape.

Today a number of the children’s mothers came by to help and we got to interact more with the locals. Our Spanish has improved a lot since our arrival and we can almost say all the construction equipment’s in Spanish, which is a progress from hand gesturing and signs. We know we are not changing the world with our small acts however we know that we are making a difference in these peoples’ lives and not to mention their influence on our lives.

Witnessing this first hand is nothing short of worthwhile.

Suud Nahdi,
DWC Peru Volunteer Participant

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