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Love and Money min min Love is bigger than Money

Love is bigger than Money

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Robyn Dahlquist shares the story how her boyfriend’s cousin could receive medical support through the solidarity of friends and family. She portraits the bleak reality of sickness and medical provision in Nicaragua but also elaborates, how love and strong ties can overcome it.

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Breaking the cycle of poverty in Peru

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Helping Overcome Obstacles Peru (HOOP), is a social project, dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty so many families find themselves in. Brad Brasseur points out, how education and fostering of children gives chances especially to those who would have little chance otherwise. As a successful role model for social projects, HOOP now aims to step up its game.

3 min Everyday Problems of a Volunteer

Everyday Problems of a Volunteer

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As a volunteer in Leon, Nicaragua, Robyn shares the ups and downs of her daily life. Braving sickness and doubts, she paints a very clear picture of the hardships, but also the great aspects of volunteering in a foreign land.

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WWOOF – organic farming in Nigeria

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An interview with Olatilo Benjamin Olaniran from WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farm) about volunteering in organic farming. He is in charge of project and volunteer coordination for WWOOF Nigeria.

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KVCDP empowers the youth of Kenya

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Jackline Ouko, member of the Kenya Voluntary and Community Development Project, explains the projects aspiring work to provide care and education for children, improvements in the living conditions and the quality of life in communities.

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How volunteers from abroad can help Tanzania

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Lotta Saiteu, Project coordinator and founder of Volunteers Service for Africa. Today, he is giving us an understanding of his volunteer projects in Tanzania. Lotta is talking about his vision and how volunteers from abroad can help the Tanzanian community.

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The Nepal Friendship Society makes a difference

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The organization Nepal Friendship Society (NFS) offers a variety of voluntary work programs in the central region of Nepal. ┬áVolunteer World is interviewing Birendra Poudel, President of NFS, a social volunteer organization in Nepal that…

India1 2 min Making handmade paper from elephant dung

Making handmade paper from elephant dung

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Today, we focus on Vijendra Shekhawat, a well-known eco-business entrepreneur in India. His volunteer project in India “Traditional Paper” is making handmade papers from elephant dung. A real success story: Vijendra is telling us how he has discovered the way of making paper from sustainable products and how he wants to expand his social business.

sonflora2 min Helping Children in Nicaragua

Helping Children in Nicaragua

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Mareili Amrein worked as a social worker in different fields in Switzerland. While she was taking a time-out from everyday life in Switzerland, she only wanted to make some holidays in Nicaragua (Central America) and to improve her Spanish. She was relaxing and taking some Spanish classes at the touristic spot Las Pe├▒itas on the Nicaraguan Pacific coast, when she ran into the everyday problems and hard circumstances of the kids of the surrounding villages. She began taking care about two boys by preparing lunch for them and play some games. More and more kids from the surrounding villages joined the group. The project was born.