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Valentina Kruip Volunteer Abroad in Kpando, Volta Region, Ghana | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

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How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA? The ABV staff was great, very attentive and thorough.
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Review Patricia Martinez Volunteer in Cusco Peru at the orphanage program

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Review Volunteer Patricia Martinez in Cusco Peru at the orphanage program

1- How was the local ABV Coordinator/staff and the support provided in-country?From the moment I arrived in a country I had never visited Maria Elena welcomed greeted me at the airport with a sign and we took many photos and selfies to commemorate my arrival!  What a great welcome after having my flight delayed an entire day and spending the night in the Dallas airport on a cot.  I arrived a day later than planned but Maria Elena helped me get settled took me straight to home to eat and drink after my long flight.  She helped me get settled I met the other girls I would be staying with for my week in Cusco.  Right away she wanted to know aside from my volunteer activities I had planned what else I wanted to do in Peru and had some great recommendations and connections to get me set up for Machu Picchu and city tours during my short stay.  That was the first order of business the next day to see the city a bit and get an idea of the city as well as book my adventures for my off time in the weekend that would follow my week of volunteering.  This was a great idea as I had this booked and arranged and had something to look forward to all week.
Over the course of the week we (myself the 2 other ABV volunteers and Maria Elena) had time to eat together and chat as well as connect with Maria Elenas friends and family (daughter and so in law) she introduced us as her other daughters which was such a warm and loving thing to do.  Traditional Peruvian meals were prepared and each time we were given some background and even tips of preparation for these meals, something I plan to take home with me.  I have food allergies and Maria Elena handled this wonderfully ensuring my meals did not have soy or dairy but still allowed me to enjoy what everyone else was enjoying only slightly modified, this was greatly appreciated!
 
2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
1) One surprising thing for me was around the language immersion program I signed up for.  I was unaware what that actually meant but when I arrived it meant a formal classroom type class where I was taught Spanish with a 1 to 1 instructor.  I assumed that I was only speaking Spanish while I was in Peru.  This was not necessarily bad as I discovered I needed some classroom lessons to improve my Spanish however I would have enjoyed more time in the orphanage itself working vs. spending time in the classroom.  Not a bad thing as mentioned but in the future I would like less time in a class and more time volunteering with the girls.  With that said however my Spanish teacher was amazing and we married the classroom learning with city walking and exploring so it ended up working well, we even incorporated a zoo visit and salsa dancing as part of our time together which was really fun and so memorable! 

 2) Another thing I discovered is that similar to the 2 other volunteers that were staying in my home while I was here many people come to volunteer for longer duration of time like 1 month to 3 months like some other people I met while in the city.  This is encouraging to me because I hope to stay longer in the future and do more work in the orphanage and other places. 

 Host Family:  

 1)  My host mother had the same name as my mother and I have the same name as her daughter, funny and happy coincidence.    

 2)  Another interesting thing that I learned is that the altitude affects the inhabitants of the city and how it operates.  While I was here I noticed that breakfasts were light, lunches were enormous involving a few courses which were deliciously prepared.  Dinner unlike the US were super light if nothing at all, tea and crackers maybe or some coffee but because of the altitude you do not eat too much late at night because your digesting is affected.  I hope to take that habit of eating light or nothing at dinner home with me.  

 Country: 

1)  I learned how the educational system works in Peru as far as how attending university here works; the public university is free if you pass a test they have.  Otherwise if you do not then your options are pretty limited unless you come from a family that can afford to pay for your schooling.  For those who do not that really limits the types of opportunities that you can have in life.  


 2) History History History!  The city is rich with history and ancient architecture and I learned so much about the Incan people and how they lived, what they believed and about many of their rituals.  Living here for only a short week has helped me to only scratch the surface about the Incan civilizations and has sparked a great interest in me to continue to learn and read about their lives and plan another trip of course.  I hope to do a 4 day hike to Machu Picchu at some point and visit other neighboring cities, still so much more for me to see and explore here.

3- What was the most challenging thing you experienced? Program:  I think with any time I volunteer I feel helpless and overwhelmed at the need for so many things.  At the orphanage in particular I only came in to help with the ceramics class and talk to the girls but I am always left with that feeling of what else can I do and how else can their needs as humans and young women be met?  Can I send them clothes, can I write them letters, will I know what happens to them when I leave, how will their lives end up, what happens to them when they turn 18, must they leave? For me the most challenging was and is will be what else can I do? Host Family: Nothing was really challenging for me as every detail was handled and discussed every day.  Maria Elena was good to have a quick check in at the end of the night to discuss the following day and outline our schedules so we knew what was going on.  Country: The only real challenging thing for me was navigating the city on my own, not having a cell phone connection that was reliable so I could pull up google maps like I do in the US was tough.  When I got lost I had to ask people for direction vs. being able to usually figure it out on my own.  Perhaps having a paper map on hand would have helped me if needed in a pinch. 


 4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations) 

1. My flight was cancelled/delayed so ensuring that you have the travel insurance is helpful. 

2. Bring a jacket, I failed to recognize that it was winter here when I arrived and although much milder than my winters in Seattle the nights and mornings and some middays were very cold.  Especially if you are doing any tours while here the climate may and probably will be colder depending where you go. 

3. This is noted in our guide document but bring and take toilet paper with you as most toilets do not have.


 5.1-Other things volunteers should know before coming here: (that is not in the orientation guide) 

a.  You will fall in love, with the people, the city, the culture, the food! b.   Tourism is a big industry in the city, be wary of vendors who are attempting to make money off unsuspecting outsiders. 

c. Your cell phone may or may not work, plan ahead and optimize internet time at your home if you have wifi (I did thank goodness) and or check restaurants and places that wifi is offered if needed 


 6- Personal Paragraph about the experience (ABV Program Testimonial): This was the first time I have done anything like this and at 37 I feel like I am way overdue.  This is something that every person should do in my opinion right out of high school or right after college or at any stage of life really.  What an amazing opportunity to combine visiting a  new location seeing the sites of a new city with giving back to others.  I knew I wanted to work with children and coming here I had no idea what age ranges I would get or whether they would be female or male.  When I arrived I learned that it was an all girls orphanage ages from 11 to 17.  In my mind I have a greater love for smaller children but without a doubt what I discovered is that these girls because they are not toddlers who usually get a lot of attention because of their age are ignored and are in greater need of the love and attention.  This was the perfect mix for me, especially since I am a woman and was once a teenager myself I could see the desire to be accepted and struggles they faced as young women.  This opportunity ignited a spark in me to seek out other young women who are in need of love and guidance and counsel in my own city as well as in Cusco and other places across the world.  This is such a pivotal age for them and we have an amazing opportunity to speak into their lives right before they embark on their own journeys whatever that may be.  This trip has changed me for the better, to do better, to be better and help empower others to also be better. 


 7- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security, friendliness, quality others: I had my own room with a window and adjacent to the bathroom with plenty of blankets and a small closet to make my own while I was there.  My meals were always prepared for me which were all deliciously prepared.  There was always hot water on the table along with tea, coffee, cookies, breads etc for us to eat at any time of the day we needed.  Even on the days I went on a tour and returned later there was still food ready for me to eat when I arrived home, so awesome!  I was given my own key and was able to leave and return as my scheduled required.  Maria Elena always made an effort to check in with me on my cell phone to make sure I was doing ok and if I needed anything, really nice and appreciated. 


 8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?: Program: One of my favorite memories will be sitting with the girls in the ceramics classroom listening to the sing songs on the radio and asking us to translate what the songs said.  That same day they decided they wanted to dance, so we (me and Elle another volunteer) tried to dance with them which resulted in a lot of laughter.  I saw myself in them and could relate so much, I will never forget that and hope and pray that they do well in their lives. Host Family: Having a big family lunch with Maria Elena and some family visiting one day, along with her daughter, and son in law and myself and 2 other volunteers.  It was a feast of a meal and I felt like I was back home. Talk about language immersion, everyone was so interested in learning about us and us about them and all in Spanish and only a tiny bit of English.  Country: Seeing the indigenous women in their native clothing, hats, back satchels carrying items or babies.  I had never seen such a thing in my entire life and when I went on different Incan tours I could see them carrying lumber or different things, it made realize how lazy I am as an American and how ungrateful I have become for all of my luxuries that make my life so easy.  I hope to walk more when I return home and not take some of these things for granted. 


 9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling? (who helped you, emails, phone calls, chat online, how fast did you got an answer, did you got all your answers) I can honestly say that support was super smooth, I think I only had to send one email to ask something and the response was fast within one day.  When my flight was cancelled and then delayed by a day I called the number on my guide and was answered immediately by someone who told me they got my info and would pass it to my host family and keep her updated.  All went well when I arrived all smoothly handled. 


 9.1- What do you think about the reservation system online? Super easy, no glitches and straight forward with the tabs telling me what else I had left to do. 


 9.2- Who did you find Abroaderview website (keywords, search engine, word mouth to mouth, recommended by .., other) I just googled mission trips and came upon the website. I liked the option to filter by causes such as children and regions of the world, it helped make my selection super easy.


10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers? Yes! Absolutely!  Especially those in my age range but any age too


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Review Julia Casagrande Volunteer in BELIZE at the Orphanage program with Abroaderview.org

Review Volunteer Julia Casagrande in BELIZE at the Orphanage program

1.-How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country, give details?I taught everyone was really helpful and informative when I first arrived. The ABV pamphlets were very helpful and the staff on-site were great.


2- What was the most positive surprise you experienced?At the program: How accepting and loving the kids were. The first day at least a dozen kids just came up and hugged me and it really made me feel at home and a part of the family.At the accommodation: The accommodation was at the program, and I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy that. it was really nice because I could focus on the kids and working when I needed to and then go up and take a break when I needed to.About the country: I love all the colors. The houses, animals and buildings were all colorful and I loved how bright everything was.


3- What was most difficult/cultural shock to experience?At the program: I am close in age to a lot of these kids, and the difference in curriculum shocked me because it was so different than what we learn.At the accommodation: The humidity was hard to handle because it was so intense. I was prepared for it but it was still everywhere, all the time.The country: I walk through some residential areas to get to the post office one day and the poverty I saw was really shocking it’s one thing to know it’s there, but it’s another thing to see it.

4- Any tips for future volunteers, give as many details as possible…Clothing: Light clothing, it doesn’t necessarily have to be sporty, but bring light clothing.Donations: Ask when you get to the orphanage, because with kids you never know what they might need.Weather: Drink lots of water to help with the humidity.


4.1-Other things volunteers should know, about what to bring, what to do in country, what to eat, transportation, other:

a.- There is a lot to do in Belize, so make sure you go out and experience it. I went to an Island and Mayan Ruin and they are both amazing. 

b.- There is some mango trees at the orphanage, make sure you try some of them and some fruits because it is nothing like back home.

c.- Bring a lot of bug spray and make sure it is strong! 

d.- Everything you might need is in a walking distance, so take a walk.


5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):My time in Belize is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life. It taught me independence, compassion and patience. I’m so thankful I got to spend time with these kids and these people. I learned so much and truly feel so fortunate to have been able to be here. It really made me want to travel more and volunteer more, so I am so glad I went at such a young age. I would instantly recommend this program to anyone.


6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals and security in detail:Everything was just fine. I am a vegetarian, they really accommodate meals very well. Even when I was the only volunteer here I never felt scared because the orphanage is very safe.


7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?

Program: Playing with the kids and seeing them laugh and smile.             

Country: All the friendly people and how everyone here is so welcoming. 

Tours: Snorkeling in Caye Caulker was Amazing! I’ve never seen anything so beautiful.


8.- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling? Communication (Phone/emails/Online chat): We were able to connect to ABV whenever and it was convenient and informative. Website Information: The website info was great and really told you all you needed to know.


9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers? YES! 


10 – Can you be specific how did you find or know about A Broader View?  What keywords did you use, what did you search for. I search “Volunteer Abroad” and just kept clicking links, eventually I came across ABV.

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Review Steven Walters Volunteer in La Serena Chile (Teaching program)

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How was the local ABV Coordinator/staff and the support provided in-country? Vilma was terrific as a host mother and coordinator to provide everything necessary for a wonderful experience while here in La Serena.What was the most surprising thing you experienced?Program: The English teachers where very knowledgable of the language and the different constructions of who to teach it.The students were really friendly and show teachers a lot of respect.Host Family:  The house has every amenity and more than Im accustomed to.Vilma goes above and beyond to make the volunteers happy by providing trips information, making delicious meals, making you feel at home throughout, talking with you in patience to enable your spanish to improve and I didn’t think the host would ever be this nice.Country: The Lunch its dinner time and eat bread for dinner.Earthquakes are a part of life here, including tsunamis, so everyones prepared.
What was the most challenging thing you experienced?Program: Long hours, starting at 8am and finishing at 5pm I find challenging.Trying to learn Spanish in an environment where you speak English a lot at school.Host Family: Honestly I can’t think of any challenge that has raised in my time here with Vilma and her family.Country: Paying $117 to enter the countryThings can be a little expensive and knowing I have to leave the beautiful country.Any tips for future volunteers.. If you come to La Serena, prepare to be spoiled by Vilma.Do some research of the surrounding area before you arrive so you have an idea of what you want to see.Learn as much Spanish as possible before arriving as it`ll help socializing with the family and students.Watch some Chilean TV shows and try to work out their accent.

Others things volunteers should know before coming here:You don’t need to be concerned of having a poor experience here, by not having a comfortable or clean experience here in Chile etc.Personal paragraph about the experience – I’ve had a tremendously positive experience during my 6 weeks in La Serena. The school staff and students were all very welcoming and eager to have a native English speaker with them and they were all very friendly. The host accomodation far exceeded my expectations. Vilma the host has the perfect temperament for the job, offering a comfortable home with beautiful home cooked meals and time to talk and laugh in the evenings. The Neighborhood of both the accommodation and the school were very safe and I would highly recommend this program to anyone, particularly with Vilma she is the coordinator of the program as you couldn’t ask for more hospitality or a more seamless transition into volunteering. It was my first experience volunteering and its an experience I’ll never forget.How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security, friendliness, quality.I can’t fault any of the above.
What was your favourite memory of this trip?Program: Talking with the students and getting to know them on Physical Education day.Host Family: Maybe returning from a weekend at Elqui Valley and having Lisa’s (another volunteers) b-day where we had typical great food and wine.Country: Elqui Valley, pisco, food and the mountains.

What do you think about the reservation system online?Start-forward and easy to find the right program and timmings.
Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?Yes, I’m happy for my feedback to be given to anyone with reservations about booking here in La Serena. I’d like to return if I get the time.
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Review Liza Nanavati Volunteer in Belize Orphanage Program with Abroaderview.org

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My Favorite Memory:
Going to the daycare

I was surprised that….
It was so hot.

The most difficult thing I experienced was…..
The heat.

My best received lesson…..
Be grateful.

Tip for future volunteers…..
Get ready for the heat and keep an open mind.

Personal paragraph (Testimonial):
It’s a nice place.

How would you rate your experience working with the ABV staff, both in the USA and in country?
9/10

How would you describe your accommodation
Good enough….that’s all I needed.

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes
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Review Elle Weberling Volunteer in PERU Cusco at the Orphanage program with Abroaderview.org

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Review Volunteer Elle Weberling in PERU Cusco at the Orphanage program
 
1- How was the local ABV Coordinator/staff and the support provided in-country?Everyone I worked with at the orphanage and at home were wonderful. They were all very concerned with how things were going and helped me with whatever I needed whenever I needed it. 


2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?Program: I was surprised by how large the complex was. I was able to help in all different kinds of places like a ceramics class and the kitchen.Host Family: Here in Peru, people eat a large lunch and very little for dinner. This threw me off the first few days but now I am used to it and prefer it.Another surprise was how similar the house was to one in the United States, I immediately felt at home and had no trouble settling in.Country: I am still shocked by how crazy people drive here. You have to be careful in the streets because drivers have little regard for traffic signs and signals.


3- What was the most challenging thing you experienced? Program: The language barrier was most noticeable at the orphanage. It took me a week to feel comfortable enough to try out my Spanish but once I did I definitely learned a lot.Host Family: I did not really have any challenges with my host family. Maria Elena was such a nice host mother and helped me all along the way.Country: Again I would have to say the language barrier was the most difficult part of adjusting but now I feel pretty confident in my abilities after hearing Spanish almost exclusively for the past month.

4- Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations)

1. Bring things you wish to donate to your project with you on the plane. It. is much easier for everyone this way

2. Expect a relaxed pace

3. Bring lots of layers because the weather changes throughout the day.

4. Expect to spend more money than you think because there are so many wonderful things to do in Cuzco and Peru


5.1-Other things volunteers should know before coming here: (thats not in the orientation guide)a. Everyone will help you just have to ask.b. You can't be afraid to try out your language skills, practicing is how you learn the bestc. Be ready to hit the ground running.d. Expect flight delays and have the emergency ABV number handy in the airports.


6- Personal Paragraph about the experience (ABV Program Testimonial):Overall I could not be more happy with my time here in Peru. I have met so many wonderful people and seen so many amazing places in the past month it is hard to wrap my head around. Seeing how happy and cheerful the girls in the orphanage were, some even my exact age, amazed me. The girls at the orphanage are truly inspiring and the reason I traveled all this way. I can't begin to express how much they impacted me.


7- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security, friendliness, quality others: I was worried that I wouldn’t eat very well because I don’t eat beef or pork but Maria Elena was more than accommodating and the food was amazing. I also never felt unsafe or nervous walking around the city because everyone is so friendly and helpful.


8- What was your favorite memory of this trip?:

Program: One day there were ABV volunteers from another program visiting the home and the girls had the opportunity to ask them questions about their life or interests and one girl I knew really wanted to ask one in English but she didn’t know how. We worked for a few minutes on how to ask what their favorite sport was and she practiced until she felt comfortable enough to ask. She was so happy that she was able to do it and it was adorable. 

Host Family: Maria Elena taught me how to make baked chicken with Coca Cola and it was so good. I was so excited that she taught me how to make something so that I can cook it for my family back at home to give them a taste of what my time here was like.

Country: Going to Lake Titicaca was absolutely beautiful and it was so interesting to see how the indigenous people live and work. It is different than anything I saw in Cuzco or Macchu Pichu, I was glad I got to see how different all the regions are. 


9- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling? Everything I got was very helpful and I felt prepared for the trip. I did send one email about bringing hand me down clothes to the girls but I never got a response. I don’t know if it never went through or what happened but that was the only problem I had with support.ABV: we answer all the email 100% in less than 24 hours, it may have gone to spam perhaps?, If you don't get an answer for any reason, call our office or the chat online in our website.


9.1- What do you think about the reservation system online?The system was easy to understand and set up. I had no problems with the process.


9.2- Who did you find Abroaderview website I found abroaderview through a website that recommended a broad programs. I can't remember the name of the website now.


10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?

Of course. I would be happy to talk to anyone about the experience and I would highly encourage people to ask questions and do research before.


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How was the local ABV coordinator and the support provided in-country?Amazing! Great experience!What was the most surprising thing you experienced?How welcoming everyone was.What was most difficult to experience?Learning quickly at the clinic.Any tips for future volunteers? (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, etc. ?
Bring varied clothes, be open minded, spend as much time talking in Spanish as possible.Other things volunteers should know?
a. bring a variety of clothes (hot, cold, rain)b. Be open mindedc. Speak as much Spanish as possibled. Spend time with people who live in the area

Personal paragraph (ABV program testimonial):This experience was the best thing I’ve done in my life. I recommend it to everyone!
How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security Everything was amazing!What was your favorite memory of this trip?Spending time with my familia.How was the ABV USA support prior to traveling?Great!
Are you willing to speak to potential ABV volunteers?Sure!
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Scholarship for Nurses Volunteering Abroad | Volunteer Abroad News

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One Nurse At A Time (ONAAT) is committed to lowering entry barriers for nurses interested in volunteer and humanitarian nursing. Whenever possible, ONAAT makes scholarship funds available to nurses to offset some trip costs. Scholarships of up to $1000.00 US Dollars per person per mission/trip may be awarded and are limited to one per nurse […]
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Review Lisa Wagner Volunteer in Belize Orphanage with Abroaderview.org

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My Favorite Memory:
Playing duck-duck-goose with the kids and getting kisses on my head..

I was surprised that….
The children were so happy considering they did not have a traditional home experience.

The most difficult thing I experienced was…..
The bugs – red ants specifically

My best received lesson…..
It doesn’t take a lot to put a smile on somebodies face yet it is soooo impactful.

Tip for future volunteers…..
Bring extra clothes as you will change often because of the heat, bring towels, all toiletries need to provide your own water, toilet paper, trash bags, sunscreen and bug spray.

Personal paragraph (Testimonial):
This experience opened my eyes that happiness never comes from “things” but comes from love and personal connections.

How would you rate your experience working with the ABV staff, both in the USA and in country? Information received from ABV. Make sure you don’t booked a connection that is too short

How would you describe your accommodation (ie: host family, on-site, shared housing etc)
Pillows, sheets and fans provided. Wifi was in one of the volunteer’s home.

Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes
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Review Phoebe Setterwhite Volunteer in Belize orphanage Program

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My Favorite Memory:
Eating so many fry-jacks at breakfast..

I was surprised that….
That the food was that good.

The most difficult thing I experienced was…..
Knowing I’d be leaving.

My best received lesson…..
Be grateful.

Tip for future volunteers…..
Bring flea stuff for the dogs.

Personal paragraph (Testimonial):
The orphanage opened my eyes to a world free of material advantages yet had extreme happiness despite that.

How would you rate your experience working with the ABV staff, both in the USA and in country?
4.5/5

How would you describe your accommodation
4.5/5
Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes.
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Review Volunteer Cheri Goodman in Belize Orphanage with Abroaderview.org

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Review Volunteer Darlee Smith in Belize Orphanage with Abroaderview.org

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Video review Volunteer Sascha Steckbeck Peru Cusco Orphanage program with Abroaderview.org

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