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Setting the Stage for a Lodge in Rwanda

November 30, 2016  |  Rwanda

Last day, plus celebratory dinner earlier in the weekRwanda, Kigali – August 25Last day to “get ‘er done” and then a special dinner. The team was working hard to get the last stretch of wire... Read More

Providing shelter in the Philippines – November 2016

November 7, 2016  |  Philippines

 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... Read More

Building schools in Nepal

October 21, 2016  |  Nepal

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... Read More

INDIA Location and Culture

October 19, 2016  |  India

In the southeast corner of Rajasthan lies the town of Bhinder, home to some 30, 000 people. The town is made up of a mix of Hindu, Muslim and tribal people. In the center of... Read More

Cite Soleil, Haiti: Final Day on the project

October 19, 2016  |  Uncategorized

It is always with mixed emotions that the volunteers return to a community for the last time. Some of them might return, but most will not. There are the many new friends that we have... Read More

SRI LANKA: The second week

October 19, 2016  |  Sri Lanka

The second week involved each team completing more work on the homes of Vijay, Predeep and Nilantha. Cement floors were poured, roofs were constructed and the group’s ‘ interior designers’ painted and plastered. A number... Read More

Day 6: The Swimming Hole

October 19, 2016  |  Uncategorized

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... Read More

Participant Thoughts

October 19, 2016  |  Cambodia

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... Read More

Matipwilli, Tanzania: Our last day of celebration and reflection

October 19, 2016  |  Uncategorized

Driving into the job site this morning was a much quieter ride than usual. I think we were all reflecting in our own way the past couple of weeks and what lay ahead on our... Read More

March 2011

October 19, 2016  |  India

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)... Read More

India Computers for empowerment

October 12, 2016  |  India

From Oct. 8 to 22, 2016, the Softchoice Cares board was volunteering in Rajasthan, India with Jatan Sansthan. The team worked to update two computer labs that Softchoice Cares built in 2015, and train locals from... Read More

View from a volunteer team leader

May 25, 2016  |  India

Ray Fowell and his team went to one of the hottest, driest parts of India, Rajasthan, at one of the hottest times of the year: May. Despite temperatures reaching 50C, they worked full days to... Read More

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