I went on my volunteer trip to Nicaragua by myself through a wonderful organization called Unearth the World. I stayed at Mariposa, a magical place and volunteered at Los Pipitos a school for developmentally challenged children. I was prepared for a tough situation but the kids were full of life and happiness. The project allowed me close interaction with the kids...helping with schoolwork and playing a lot of soccer! It was so rewarding and I can't remember the last time I smiled so much.
The infrastructure and living conditions in Nicaragua seemed hepless..yet the people weren't hopeless. They are happy and full of warmth. I learned so much from them and feel blessed my path lead me to Unearth the World, Nicaragua and La Mariposa.