Our Distribution Trips are now completed for this year. A huge thank you to our wonderful Kenya and Peru teams for their enthusiasm and hard work! We will be releasing dates for our 2013 trips later this year through the following link: http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/distribution_trip/
Sarah Burnley (below, on the left) was a member of one of our past Distribution Trips to Peru. Here's what she had to say about her experience.
Now, upon reflection after having been on my amazing adventure to Peru and back, I think I was graced with what I was expecting but also so much more. I feel no words can grasp the scope of the emotions I felt. From looking into the children’s eyes which said so much and then into the vast wilderness of Peru’s breathtaking landscape.
These children, even though little people who have so much life ahead of them have taught me so much about what is really important in life. They understand how and why to make the most out of what they have instead of focusing on what they don’t have. They showed me that reaching out to others even in the smallest way can really make a difference.
The people of Peru are living a world away under total eye opening conditions to someone like me, who has had a pretty sheltered and easy life in terms of a living environment. I’ve never had to struggle to find warmth, food or a loving helping hand the way the beggars that lined the streets of Peru have had too.
I was humbled seeing firsthand what differences GVN are making in these children’s life. The thought of GVN not existing and these children being left to defend for themselves is unthinkable.
Our distribution team had amongst it some of the most genuine people I have met. I truly feel blessed to have been a part of this team. It was a shame it went so fast, just as everyone was really getting to know each other. Eliza and Caitie (our leaders) are amazing people and I don’t think this trip would have been the same without them. Their dedication to this project and the ongoing work they do for GVN is admirable.
Before I embarked on this journey someone said to me life begins at the end of your comfort zone, for me this really was the case. I had such an inspiring and unforgettable time in Peru. It really made me think about what is important and to appreciate everything I have. Peru is truly beautiful and will always hold a special place in my heart.
Thomas' Eat So They Can Event
Eat So They Can Tuesday Night Dinner
Eat So They Can 2013
Amelia's Eat So They Can Event
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