In 2018, employees from Low VA Rates went on our first ever global service trip to Guatemala. Organized by Globe Aware, it was such a life-changing experience that it is now something we have committed to do annually. So, for 2019, we are excited to announce that we will be going to Peru!
In September, employees from Low VA Rates will be traveling to Cuzco, Peru, to work at a home for impoverished children.
While there, we will have the chance to spend time with the children, as well as help improve and maintain the home. The specific projects will be based on the home's greatest needs, but may include services such as painting rooms, building beds, and planting a garden.
The week we spent immersing ourselves in the Guatemalan culture and working side by side with the people was something those who attended will never forget.
The projects we worked on all addressed the needs identified by the people of Guatemala. In addition to pouring cement floors for four different families to help protect their children from parasites, we also helped with a jungle reforestation project, spruced up a women's shelter, and played with local children while teaching them English.