Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Smiles greet volunteers to Cambodia

Posted in Cambodia on January 30, 2017 by Developing World Connections

Feb. 4 Today, Saturday February 4, the students started the day by going to the beautiful Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap. The temple is one of the seven wonders of the world and built entirely from stone. After a very sunny morning spent there, we enjoyed lunch at a Khmer restaurant. The girls had Read More…

Setting the stage for a lodge in Rwanda

Posted in Rwanda on November 30, 2016 by Developing World Connections

Aug. 25 Last day, plus celebratory dinner earlier in the week Rwanda, Kigali – August 25 Last day to “get ‘er done” and then a special dinner. The team was working hard to get the last stretch of wire fence installed. After a long day at the work site, the team went out for a Read More…

Installing stoves in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on November 28, 2016 by Developing World Connections

Friday, Dec. 2 What an incredible day yesterday! One that got us very emotional and lost for words. We had a vision for our Light Up Guatemala project and yesterday we got to see the outcome of the first stove we install on April 15, 2015. The top two photos were taken in April, 2015; Read More…

Providing shelter in the Philippines – November 2016

Posted in Phillipines on November 7, 2016 by Developing World Connections

 Wednesday, Nov. 16 The projects are coming along really well. The little house is nearing completion and the family is showing great excitement and dreaming of spending their first night in their new abode. Also, on Tuesday, we fed more than 150 children. The children’s feeding was held under a huge mango tree in a Read More…

Building schools in Nepal

Posted in Nepal on October 21, 2016 by Developing World Connections

October 31 Can this get any better?! The elephant safari was undescribable, I’m still gushing! We met our elephant Champakali and her faend (driver) Gobiend. To get on Champakali, we mount from these towers, four people to an elephant. Their ‘tack’ has two thick pads (matresses) and a metal square frame to sit and the Read More…

Participant Thoughts

Posted in DWC Internal on October 19, 2016 by DWC Volunteers

December 12: This was the last day of work this week. The other group continued scraping and painting the community buildings and it was a tough go. Sometimes work is work. Group number two finished off the dream home and it was another day full of song, dance and thatching. After only one day on Read More…

Huancayo, Peru: August 2010 – The Project

Posted in Peru on by DWC Volunteers

On our first day in Huancayo, we took two taxis to go see the job site. We weren’t able to work yet because we all needed a day to acclimatize. We rode through city center and out into the outskirts where the road turned to dirt and rocks, with fewer and fewer buildings. The job Read More…

Day 6: The Swimming Hole

Posted in Bali on by DWC Volunteers

This morning was the usual program with a 7:30 pickup that happened around 8:30. It appears the only thing you can rely on here is the heat and humidity. Today was another hot one. We conquered the rock pile only to have a small dump truck show up and drop off another load of rocks. Read More…

March 2011:

Posted in India on by DWC Volunteers

This is the first time that a DWC project has been completed in a two-week period, according to Heera. We think it is largely due to the hard work of the self-help groups (community members) of the Bhinder area and all the fun we had helping them. We like to think that the relationships we Read More…

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