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.
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.
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 Peñitas 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.