We are excited to share inspiring stories like the one of Anna who, after returning from her solidarity trip in Bolivia, something clicked in her and led her to undertake the same project in Spain. One of the most beautiful things about our work is to see how solidarity trips become transformational experiences for volunteers, generating an incredible impact around them, which is experienced both on a personal and professional level. Here is Anna's inspiring first-person account of her experience:Good afternoon,I am Anna Campo. Psychologist who
Fires have devastated 4.1 million hectares of land in Bolivia.This Tuesday, Evo Morales finally gave the news we were all waiting for: the fires in the Bolivian Amazon have finally been extinguished. "The stage of recovery of the fauna and flora of our Chiquitania is beginning. Together we managed to put out the fire and together we will begin the post-fire stage," he says. But what are the real consequences of such large-scale fires? We tell you in 5 key points 1. 4.1 million hectares devastated In August, 30,901 forest fires were recorded in
Oriol during his solidarity trip with animals in Bolivia.Since he was a child, Oriol has always been passionate about nature. Now he has decided to do everything he can to help protect it. He is studying environmental biology in Barcelona. And last year, he collaborated as a volunteer at the wildlife rescue centre in Bolivia with which Tumaini collaborates. This was his experience! Why did you want to go on a trip with rescued wildlife? Since I was a child, my interest and love for nature has been growing. That's why I want to do everything possible
Monkey at the rescued wildlife centre in Bolivia.We confess: when we started travelling we didn't know it either. We saw people riding camels, or colourfully painted elephants in temples. Something told us that it wasn't right, but we didn't know the terrible reality that these practices hide! After more than 5 years organising solidarity trips, we tell you 5 activities with animals that you should say NO to on your trips. 1 Elephant shows According to World Animal Protection's 2017 report, out of the 2923 elephants used
Marina is a physiotherapist in Malaga, Spain, and she decided to use her knowledge and experience to help others. A few months ago, she decided to use her knowledge and experience to help others. She travelled to Bolivia to volunteer in two NGOs that offer therapy and support to children and young people with different abilities.What tasks did you carry out as a volunteer in Bolivia as a physiotherapist? I collaborated in both projects at the same time, so I went to both centres every day. In the morning, I went to the integral education centre from 9am to 12.30pm.
Naiara in Bolivia: "I did amazing things, met wonderful people and felt inexplicable things. A great adventure".
In May, Naiara left her city, Lleida, to travel to Bolivia with Tumaini. Although she has a degree in early childhood education, she decided to go on a solidarity trip to a centre for the protection of rescued wildlife. And the experience has been worth it. Dealing with animals, feeling their affection, knowing that you are helping them, meeting people, travelling alone, getting to know yourself better".
A rescued animal in central Bolivia.Did you know that thousands of animals in Bolivia are taken from the jungle as victims of illegal trafficking? What are they used for? How does it affect them? How can we help? We sum it up in this post! Juancho is a jaguar from Bolivia. He was bought by the Santa Cruz Zoo when he was a baby. When he grew up, they realised that he had hip problems so he was not suitable for public display. He was kept in a very small cage. One day, when they were doing
Ana Elisa "left her mark" on the Bolivia projectAna Elisa is a psychologist and knew that her profile was very valuable in NGOs working with people with different abilities. Especially in Bolivia, where disability is still a taboo around which there are many prejudices. For a month in September 2017, she volunteered with young people with cerebral palsy, language difficulties, etc. What surprised her most? "The enthusiasm, strength and happiness of these people".in Bolivia you collaborated with two different projects that
Ana together with the rest of the volunteers of the project. Ana is still moved when she remembers her solidarity trip to Bolivia. He collaborated for a month in summer with the center for rescued wild animals. She is a veterinarian, and her dream was to work with primates. “But I had Bolivian badgers, the so-called coatis. And I don't care because it has been quite a discovery!”, he affirms. If you are thinking of collaborating with this project, don't miss out on his experience, since he tells in great detail and with great honesty what the
Octavio with the capuchin monkeys in Bolivia. For three weeks in August, Octavio traded Seville for the Bolivian jungle; computing for the care of primates, felines and other animals. And the experience has left her with such beautiful moments that every time she remembers them, she is invaded by the feeling of “being at peace with the world”. The best of your experience? The relationship with the capuchin monkeys: "In a short time you realize that some of them have taken a liking to you and are happy when you are around," he explains. What was it like?