I always had this lingering idea that I would some day take on the adventure of volunteering in a construction organization. Since college, I did small bouts of research on different volunteer opportunities and eventually found Build Abroad. Because their organization is driven by architects and specialized in construction volunteering, I knew they were the team I wanted to join.
I chose Peru for many reasons but one in particular was that after researching their economy and what their poverty is like, I understood that the money gained from the massive influx of tourism is mainly spent in making the environment cleaner and safer for the tourists. This said, this financial growth Peru has seen over the year does not necessarily go towards the poorer less frequented communities.