Category Archives: Uncategorized

Legacy

One thing that has been important and obvious to all of us is that we not only represent ourselves here in Bolivia, but we represent the United States as well. We have tried our best to make good impressions on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Self

Coming to Bolivia has pulled all of us out of our comfort zone and has affected our perceptions of our identities. Just being in another country and a developing country, we have all realized how much we have back at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

contamination

                        Contamination can be negative if positive relationships are not built and if there is not consideration for culture. We have all formed different relationships within our service and with the people of our community.  These relationships have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Insider’s Perspective

              Last week we all completed interviews with workers from our different placements.  We all faced different difficulties considering the language barrier. Despite the struggles, we all benefited from the experience by receiving an insider’s perspective on our work.                 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cultural Contamination: Reflections on Service in Bolivia

It is a common theme throughout our group that the vantage point from which we see our service leaves us with more questions than answers. Although there are adults present at our service, we work almost entirely with children, who, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Extrospection

This week we found out how valuable our time at the orphanage is to the children and to the “tias”.  The “tias” know that we are there because we want to help the children and that we want to make … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Calculus of Service: Orphanage Work in Bolivia

Every Tuesday and Friday from three to seven, we head to Pedacito de Cielo, an orphanage for boys affected by HIV/AIDS that is run by a charitable foundation based here in Cochabamba.  This large house sits on an about an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment