In 1991, I spent a week in a village called El Paradiso in the northwest corner of Guatemala. Working with a non-profit organization called Agros International, I joined villagers to build a small medical clinic, supply pure water access to the clinic, and finish the church. It was a truly life-altering experience.
The people were what made it so amazing. They had so little, yet they were so generous, genuine, and appreciative. Thanks to their positive attitude and strong work ethic, I was inspired to return again and again. I also vowed to use my travel experience to help negotiate the best-possible airfares for others who participate in these types of efforts.
If you are involved in a non-profit group, and need help arranging travel plans for your group, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ll do everything I can to help you travel affordably, and arrive well rested and ready to make a difference.
Here are links to two Seattle-area non-profit organizations that are focused on helping the people of Central and South America:
Agros International: www.agros.org
Northshore Baptist Church: www.nsb.org