One of most exciting adventures in my life!!!!
The NGO works in several Communities all around Philippines, and their projects focus in developing products based on local & natural raw materials existing in every community.
In our group, formed by diverse profiles (Tom (Engeneer from Germany), Sara (Marketing graduate from Spain), Joao (Economist from Portugal) and me, Graduate in Business Administration, the goal was to launch a local Bakery developing a Marketing and Logistics plan to sell bread, pastries and local food, that afterwards will be distributed into different communities. This project created a real impact in Community livelihood, since many families had to walk for hours or use transportation to buy bread, and now they have a bulding and can sell bread nearby too.
Also, Philippine people and kids in the community are always kind, quite and ready to share everything. :) Its a great opportunity to lears about their culture. I recommend you to enjoy this cultural exchange in the paradise!
What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy the cultural exchange with the locals, and developing activities with impact but in a relaxed way. It's very important you have a humble attitude. They were the best hosts you can imagine :) Enjoy this amazing experience!!!