I have done some traveling before to Europe and Asia but before this trip I had never been to South America and I had never done any service work out of the USA.
I was very excited to come to Peru and help out in the school and the orphanage. I enjoyed helping the children in the school learn English and help the teachers when I could.
My favorite part was definitely working at the orphanage. You could easily tell how much the girls liked having us there and how much of an impact we had on them. On day a group of us just talked with the girls and painted their nails. This was something many of them had never done before because they did not have stable home lives or because they had spent their entire lives in orphanages. This was a fun simple activity to do and share with the girls.
For anyone who enjoys service work, helping others or for anyone who wants to broaden their horizons I would definitely recommend ABV.