Volunteer Name: Alexa Sinclair

Project Location: Cusco, Peru.
Program Dates: 8/23 to 8/30/2014
Volunteered at: Nursery and Orphanage



1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
They seemed to do their job successfully.  Stuck to plans, kept us informed and made sure we were safe.

2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
I had expected to see more poverty, despite the poverty that does exist.

3- What was most difficult to experience?
The most difficult was sometimes feeling like I could do more to help but was limited.

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
Open mind because often times thing don’t go according to plan.  An extra jacket, money for giving – you will want to give.

4.1-Other things volunteers should know:
Go with the flow- think about giving rather than getting.

a.-   More things maybe new or uncomfortable – welcome them.

b.-   Give all you can

c.-   Stay positive.

5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
A great program that allows the tools for growth.  Safe and promising of an unforgettable time.  Helping others is how we can prosper.

6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-site, shared)
Great meals and security and friendliness – made vegetarian meals for me.

7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
I enjoyed meeting people who enjoy service as well as my host family and the kids we work with.

8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Great support on line and answered to mails quickly.

9.-    Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes.

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