From May 1 to May 15, 2015 a team of 8 Canadian volunteers travelled to Bolivia, South America to build greenhouses for families in need. The goal of the project was to provide a cheap, easy source of healthy vegetables for families and improve their overall health.
The trip was a huge success! The team worked alongside the villagers and our MANOS volunteers in Bolivia to complete twenty greenhouses. They helped plant seeds and provided nutrition seminars to teach parents and children about the importance of incorporation vegetables into their diets.
The team also had the opportunity to visit two of HATN’s earlier project locations: Alegria, Santa Cruz and the village of Quelcata in Oruro. HATN and MANOS have worked with these two communities over the last several years. It’s always special to visit the communities we have worked with and foster ongoing relationships with the residents. The children were so excited to welcome the Canadians with songs and dances.
HATN would like to thank each of the team members who stepped out of their comfort zones to help the families in Bolivia. We would also like to thank our donors, without whom these projects would not be possible.
Stay tuned for some stories directly from our volunteers where they will share what it was like to participate in this once in a lifetime trip.