I have received a job offer to go and build a new NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation - like a charity) in Itacare, Brazil with my old boss from Peru.
'Eco Tourism and International Volunteerism of Brazil' (ETIV) will connect international travellers with eco-tours, cultural education and volunteering opportunities with local community projects to support development and environmental conservation in northern Brazil.
Not only is this a dream opportunity for me, but there are currently no other NGOs like this functioning in the area - locals have told my ex-boss how desperately work is needed to reduce poverty and preserve and revive the crucial, yet endangered mangroves.
I will be running the Folkestone Half Marathon on Sunday 27th September hoping to receive enough sponsorship to get me there in November and support me until we get this NGO off the ground!
Words cannot describe how much I would appreciate any donation of even the smallest amount. Let's see if I can make it!
Love and thanks,