I was born and raised in South Africa and had the great opportunity of working as a field guide, conducting big five safari's within the northern parts of South Africa.
I loved every moment of my job, from seeing the animals in their natural habitat to meeting so many wonderful people from all over the world. After about four years I felt the need for a change. Not just a different job but a completely different experience in a different area and environment. In the areas I worked, there were a lot of very poor communities, people a lot less fortunate than me. Even in these circumstances, I did not ever hear one of those people complain. Thus I came to the conclusion that I not only want something different for myself but to make a difference in someone elses life as well, no matter how small, I just want to help someone to make the world a little bit better.
After many hours of browsing around on the internet, I came across a volunteering opportunity in Peru. This specific project will be focused on vulnerable people in particular. Assisting in areas such as elderly care, soup kitchens, child cancer centers etc. My goal will be to stay in Peru for twelve weeks or three months.
Not only will this be the change I was looking for but the best part is, that I can make a difference in someone else's life as well!
To be able to make this dream a reality, I will need approximately R50 000. This money will go towards flights and project fees, which will include my accommodation and meals.
Please help me to make a difference in someone else's life and make the world a little bit better.