Created out of the dreams of the previous government, the new settlement of Mahogany Heights was supposed to represent new hope and a new life for Belize City dwellers whose impoverished living conditions left them struggling to survive. A bureaucratic mess up regarding land rights and a change of government later, the now dilapidated village has an air of ghost towns past. Over the past 5 years resident nurse, Rachel Vega, has set out to singlehandedly change this.
Whilst the Romanian government considers lifting a year-long ban on hunting brown bears, I discover the heart breaking stories behind Europe’s largest bear sanctuary.
Nearly 40% of Ecuadorians live in rural areas where poverty rates are double those in urban centres. Since access to often impossible, how will rural Ecuador break this cycle?
A humbling experience in Tamil Nadu where I meet Mr Daniel, a man who gave up everything to help rural communities in the area.
In my first few days in Kerala I discover business is conducted via head wobbling and encounter an ingenious NGO working with under privileged children.
Hidden deep in the forests of central Mozambique, tourism beckons for struggling communities in the Chimanimani Forest Reserve. Local NGO, MICACA, is working on this and other sustainable livelihoods in the area.
Volunteering in the Galapagos doesn’t have to be with the wildlife.