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Dominican Republic

BuildsDominican Republic
17/03/2016

Great Expectations

Expectation is a funny thing. It can move you to action anticipating one outcome, only to find that what you finally experience is something quite different. This was the case in my experience with the Live Different…
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BuildsDominican Republic
26/08/2015

Without a Doubt

The family that our team is building for is made up of Florencia, and her two adult sons, Martin and Jose. During the trip, I found out that Martin had been born with a clubbed foot…
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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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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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Dominican RepublicLD Stories
16/07/2015

Live Different Stories: Keke and Mina

Keke is 10, and his sister Mina is 7 years old. During the day, both children spend their days at home while their mother sells fruit and vegetables in the street nearby; however, Keke plays…
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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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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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