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Bolivian Boys

Photo taken by contributor Elise, a 19-year-old girl who is passionate about travel and helping people. She loves seeing new places and experiencing all the things a new country or culture has to offer. She believes that through helping other people through their difficulties you can learn so much about them and about yourself. She’s been very fortunate to be able to spend five months in Sucre, Bolivia working at different orphanages. Working there she witnessed how difficult some people have it, and she realized that even by doing little things you can make a huge difference in the lives of people who really need it.

About this photo: “This photograph was taken when I said my goodbye in Bolivia to these amazing boys. I loved working there, helping the kids with school work, playing games or soccer outside or any of the other games that they taught me. I had fun and learned so much about their culture.


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7 comments on “Bolivian Boys

  1. Emma Lewis
    April 26, 2013

    How lovely. I am sure they are missing YOU, and what you brought into their lives…


  2. sustainabilitea
    April 27, 2013

    What a wonderful thing you’re doing, both for them and for yourself. Many blessings as you continue your work!



    • ElisesWorld
      April 27, 2013

      Thank you so much! I’ve loved working with them and I hope that I can one day return 🙂


  3. maureenjenner
    April 28, 2013

    So important more people learn about these debilitating, frequently misunderstood conditions.

    The ignorance surrounding the understanding of many people about these conditions, and the thoughtless pain their ignorance can inflict, is so often worse for the sufferers than the conditions from which they suffer.

    As a dramatherapist, my daughter works with many such. Sadly, all too few remedial facilities are available here in UK. Such considerations are low on the list of priorities of government, local or national; there are no openings for the ‘get rich quick’ obsessed philosophy of modern times.


  4. Stephen G. Hipperson
    April 28, 2013

    Great ‘travel’ picture – people, environment and landscape.


  5. Tina Schell
    April 29, 2013

    Very inspirational. Good for her & well done.


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