BuildsDominican Republic
12/08/2015

Simple Lessons

"My lady just asked me how I am!!", shouted the girl I was carrying as I toured through the community for the first time. The children are the undeniable force of this community. Every morning our bus…
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BuildsMexico
10/08/2015

Laughter, Stories, and Love

When I thought about going to do a Live Different Build, I couldn't wrap my head around what I would to actually experience. I could only try to picture the people I was going to…
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BuildsDominican Republic
30/07/2015

A Day to Remember

We had the great honour of meeting Florencia and Martin during our Day in the Life visit.  We were amazed by the hospitality shown to us with the limited material items they possessed.  We were…
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BuildsDominican Republic
24/07/2015

Little Things

Sometimes you may see or hear things on the news about poverty, but you never really know what it's like until you've witnessed it first hand and met some of the amazing people who are…
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BuildsMexico
21/07/2015

The Happiest Place on Earth

Coming into this journey I was expecting to be overwhelmed by the new experiences and circumstances that I would encounter. But to my surprise my observations were completely opposite. To these families, even though they…
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BuildsDominican Republic
13/07/2015

Little Things Matter

On a free afternoon, I took a walk down into the community with another volunteer and Ephny, our translator. We went to visit Cecelia's house. Cecilia is the happiest 80(ish!) year old woman I have ever…
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BuildsMexico
04/07/2015

Ryley School – All the Hard Work Was Worth It

Coming into this week, we were not really sure what we should expect. Should we be excited? Nervous? Scared? A mix of all three? Upon arrival, we soon realized that the cultural differences between rural…
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BuildsDominican RepublicHaiti
14/06/2015

Reaching New Destinations

Often times I think back to 2012 when I did my first Live Different Build. It was the first time I was exposed to issues that were bigger than not having the newest iPhone or…
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BuildsDominican Republic
24/04/2015

Bitter Sweet

Today we woke up as if it were a regular morning… we got to finally sleep in, enjoy a great breakfast and relax with our friends but today was one of the most memorable days…
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BuildsDominican Republic
22/04/2015

Making a Change

So far our journey has been much more than we expected it to be, as we have made connections and relationships with many people in the community. We have always wanted to help the less…
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