Aura

“Chaari sesikua jimpó, (This is an expression in the P’urhepecha language spoken in my region and means “With your permission”) My name is Aura Celeste, I am 28 years old, I studied philosophy and I have a diploma in photography. I come from Mexico, from an indigenous community (P’urhepecha) located Read more…

Vanessa

Kawsankichu mashikuna! Hello friends! I am a proud Ecuadorian and belong to the Quichua culture. My name is Vanessa Grefa Vargas. I am 19 years old. I studied tourism. I come from the Sucumbios region, which is the cradle of four indigenous nations of the Ecuadorian Amazon: the Cofanes, the Read more…

Voluntourism: Just quickly saving the world?

Spending holidays in an “exotic” country and at the same time saving the world a little bit: this is how offers of the so-called “voluntourism”, a term consisting of the two words “volunteering” and “tourism”, are often being presented. A combination of holidays and volunteer work might sound tempting for Read more…

Romeo

Hello! My name is Romeo and I’m a student of social economy. I’m 21 years old and I live in the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, in the beautiful state of Chiapas. I am a cheerful person who likes to be in contact with other people and make Read more…

Victor

Hello everybody! My name is Victor Zambrano. I was born in Esmeraldas, a town in northeastern Ecuador, historically known for its African roots. I studied psychology with a focus on social psychology in the capital Quito. During my time as a student at the university I understood that it is Read more…

Citlally

Hello everybody! My name is Citlally and I am 23 years old. I studied Latin American linguistics and literature. I am from Huixtla, a city located in the south of the state of Chiapas. In this city, the sun doesn’t set until seven o’clock in the evening because it is Read more…