The journey begins…

This weekend I will be travelling to Peru and Bolivia, meeting the team there and visiting a range of projects to see for myself the difference Practical Action can and does make to the communities living in poverty. This visit is a once in a lifetime experience and I’m looking forward to so many things; hearing about specific projects, meeting our staff, meeting the communities and seeing how our work can change people’s lives for the better. The challenge will be how I can make a difference to these communities on my return, through my own area of work in Trust fundraising.

As a non-travelling member of staff under normal circumstances, every day brings forth a multitude of questions from friends and colleagues on how will I react to…? What will I do if…? How will I cope when…? The truth is, I’ve no idea, other than to embrace every opportunity that comes my way – not unlike our communities, who clasp their own chances in life with steely strength, determination and endurance, the only difference is that their survival depends on it!

So to all my family, friends and colleagues, who have been so encouraging and so supportive, not to mention so gracious, the countdown has begun and I hope to relay some information back from time to time whenever the opportunity permits. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.



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