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Review for Vida Volunteer, Arlington, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Vida Volunteer was a life-changing experience for me both times I served with them. Traveling to Guatemala and interacting with the people there made the world seem so big yet so small at the same time. Although the healthcare practices of Guatemala are vastly different and issues exist related to hygiene that we don't have to worry about in the United States, human beings everywhere value the same things: love, family, food and water, and a shelter over your head. Especially with the differences in native language, one would've thought that there would have been substantial barriers separating all of us. However, this was not the case.
Vida let me delve into medicine and taught me so much about rural healthcare in Guatemala, while also enabling me to grow as a person and form connections with people from all different backgrounds.

Role:  Volunteer