Peru | Voluntary work in local development

Lea Fanara

My trip to Huaraz, Peru in the summer of 2012 was an amazing and unforgettable experience. I worked in a team of 10 people on a voluntary project helping to build a school, working in a local orphanage and visiting a textiles factory that supports underprivileged women.

I spent two weeks after the project, travelling around Peru seeing the Ancient City of Cusco, the Vineyards of Pisco and the desert of Huacachina. I learnt how to work effectively in a team, many cultural practices of Peru and the local history. It has sparked a great interest to go back to South America, and to pursue a career in development work. It has certainly added to my degree experience at Keele University.