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Review for Project Esperanza, Winchester, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I teach in the business school at Virginia Tech, and took students to the Dominican Republic for a second time this past May. We repeated the program because it had such a postive impact on my students the first time. We work with Project Esperanza to help Haitians start or improve their businesses. We plan for students to go eveery year, as Project Esperanza and its director, Caitlin McCoy, are such an inspiration to my students. In fact, my church as now gotten involved with Project Esperanza, and will be doing a youth mission trip there next summer to teach in PE's English camp and do sports clinics.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for Project Esperanza, Winchester, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I took 19 students from Virginia Tech to Puerto Plata over spring break 2016 for 9 days. Project Esperanza set up our lodging and meals and 4 project for my students to work on. As a business professor, my 4 student teams each had a local Haitian entrepreneur "client" to help with a business plan to get their business started.

My students had a tremendous experience. They got to know a number of Haitians and Dominicans, and learned first hand about severe poverty. They felt they had significant impact and had a lot of fun at the same time.

Caitlin is a saint, the " Mother Teresa" of Puerto Plata!!

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Review for Project Esperanza, Winchester, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Caitlin is the Mother Teresa of Puerto Plata!! It is amazing what this small organization has done in a few years, while giving volunteers and college students a remarkable opportunity to serve and grow. We took 19 university students there over spring break 2016 and they had an extremely meaningful time, with many wanting to return.

Role:  Volunteer