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Making an impact in Nepal

December 3, 2018  |  Nepal

DWC Nepal Team 2018 A large crowd of locals welcomed the DWC Nepal team of volunteers with a greeting of tikas and flowers. They are already making great progress on their home build… Community Lunch... Read More

Reflections on progress in Kenya

November 14, 2018  |  Kenya

Reflections on our first few days in Kenya We met our 8 new and old DWC friends (Jim, Cathy, Alicia, Terri1, Terry2, Jen, Chris and Russ) at YVR where we began a long and happily... Read More

Revisiting Cambodia’s past with a new hope

October 30, 2018  |  Cambodia

Day 1: First Day Phnom Penh We arrived! After three flights and many hours we touched down in Phnom Penh. For four of us it was a return visit – for the other five it... Read More

Youth volunteers in Costa Rica

August 10, 2018  |  Costa Rica

This is my very first trip to another country. My sister talked me into coming. The plane ride to Costa Rica was a long day of travelling but I was so excited to get there... Read More

Volunteer Families work in Kenya

July 26, 2018  |  Kenya

Day 1: Smiles, big eyes and waves As the whole team drove into the Aguthi Primary School yard in Nyeri, Central, Kenya; all of the 400+ elementary students came to the classroom windows and doors with smiles,... Read More

Student’s service trip to Guatemala

May 14, 2018  |  Guatemala

Day 1: Volunteer’s first day of discovery Did you know that Antigua is built like a chess board with seven streets and seven avenues? We didn’t, until today. It was one of the many things... Read More

Water collection enhances food security in Kenya

May 9, 2018  |  Kenya

Nutrition and education, particularly during a child’s foundational years is important. A DWC team in Kenya is developing a water collection system to irrigate a garden at an impoverished school. The food from the garden... Read More

Adventuring into Peru’s culture and history

May 1, 2018  |  Peru

Day 1: Path of Discovery We arrived in Lima in the early morning hours. We were picked up and taken to our hotel where we promptly checked in and went to sleep. After a few... Read More

Meaningful projects in Guatemala make a real difference

April 18, 2018  |  Guatemala

Day One: Team Guatemala Day one in San Miguel Duenas found us hard at work adding the finishing touches to some houses that DWC had started earlier. The floors are now finished ready for the... Read More

High School Volunteers build a family a home in Guatemala

April 3, 2018  |  Guatemala

Monday, April 2, 2018  The biggest thing that struck me was the differences in not only Dueñes and Canada, but Dueñes and Antigua. Dueñes is very dilapidated, with people’s homes being the size of a... Read More

Making things happen in Cambodia

March 5, 2018  |  Cambodia

Monday, March 5, 2018 Day ONE at the job site, and my team is already making things happen 🙂 Seriously, I could’t be any more proud! After 20+ hours of flying, a long road journey,... Read More

Building up a community in Sri Lanka

March 1, 2018  |  Sri Lanka

On this February trip led by Cathy Greven, a DWC team is working in the Tangalle region of Sri Lanka with Navajeevana, our non-profit, in-country host partner. Specifically, volunteers are building a day care and... Read More

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