How to Help Peru

Destroyed road in peru

Insight from a Dedicated Peace Corps Volunteer Katie Aker recently returned home, unfortunately early, from her Peace Corps volunteering in Peru. Though her and her fellow Peace Corps volunteers were attending a training outside of their remote communities when the flooding began, when the training concluded they were informed that they…

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A New Home for Esperanza

Family survivors of the earthquake in Ecuador 2016

In April 2016, 28-year-old Esperanza’s life completely changed. Just like any other day, she woke up in her home with her husband and 3 children in the coastal area of Pedernales. It was an average morning in April, and yet, in a matter of seconds, her life was quite literally…

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Update from Maya Universe Academy

More than four months have passed since a devastating set of earthquakes and tremors rumbled through Nepal. While media coverage has shifted to other news stories around the world, Nepal is still in great need of international support. After initiating disaster fundraising just days after the first earthquake, the GoAbroad…

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Day 27: Giving Thanks

What are survivors of Typhoon Haiyan thankful for this year? The following list is a collection of items, characteristics of life, people, and much much more that survivors can’t help but be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 1. Our Children – the future. The children who will live on for years…

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Day 5: Life Before The Storm

In August 2013, Brandon Knopp was a video intern at GoAbroad.com’s office in the Philippines. During his internship, he spent a few weekends joining our director Elsa in Cangumbang, a rural village where Elsa helped construct a Community Evacuation Center for our partner in the Philippines. The center was completed in the end of August, just in time for Typhoon Yolanda.

To learn more about our Typhoon Haiyan Relief efforts, visit our Typhoon Recovery page.