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Review for El Porvenir, Westminster, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I worked with a ElPorvenir brigade in 2003 building a new well, washing stall and two "lavanderias"and it was an incredibly rewarding experience. Most Americans cannot imagine this small village whose only water for bathing and washing clothes was a polluted, dirty river. Fresh water for drinking and cooking had been brought by someone on horseback who carried a 5 gallon jug back from a source a few miles away. After our project was finished they had fresh clean water, a stall in which they could take a bucket of water and wash themselves and concrete wash tubs for washing clothes.
This project made life so much happier, easier and more dignified. It was a joy working alongside the villagers. ElPorvir accomplishes an amazing amount using every penny they receive.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Nothing. They made sure our meals were prepared in sanitary conditions and we all stayed well.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I learned sometihng about construction and loved being with the villagers and co-workers. .

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Very grateful for the luxuries I take for granted.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

Role:  Volunteer & I worked at laying bricks, carrying sand and mixing concrete for two weeks.