Children Incorporated: On the Road 2016

Video made by AP Math. All footage was taken by me, with the exception of the one shot that I am in, which was taken by the lovely Andreia Beraldo. In 2016, I went to Bolivia, Ethiopia, Mexico, and Kenya with Children Incorporated to report on the burden of poverty that the children in our program face. 

One Year Later: Returning to the Montero School

One Year Later: Returning to the Montero School

It’s hard to believe it has already been a year since Luis and I were in Bolivia together, visiting projects in La Paz and Santa Cruz. Although Luis has been traveling to visit sites for many years now, it was my first trip with Children Incorporated, and marked the launch of our On the Road Series.

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Building Homes and Securing Futures in Bolivia

Building Homes and Securing Futures in Bolivia

It has been fun to reminisce about my trip to Bolivia last year now that Luis has returned from his visit there just a few weeks ago. When I caught up with him to hear updates about our projects, there was one in particular I couldn’t wait to ask about. While we were in Bolivia together last year for the inauguration of the Montero School, Luis had just been to Santa Cruz for yet another inauguration – the completion of homes built for women and their Children Incorporated-sponsored children, who until now had been living at Villa Emilia.

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The Power of Shoes: A Pair of Organizations Working Together

The Power of Shoes: A Pair of Organizations Working Together

If any organization can attest to the power of small things making a big difference, it’s Children Incorporated. We understand just how important a notebook, a pencil, a new shirt, a toothbrush, or a pair of socks can be for a child who doesn’t have these basic necessities in their life.

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Cuba: May 2016

Cuba: May 2016

Leaving the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, my young cab driver listed out loud the American presidents, which he was able to do all the way back to the Nixon Administration – in order.  For him, my new Cuban-born and raised compadre, it was beyond exciting that I was from America, and for that reason he wanted to tell me everything he knew about the U.S. He spoke in stuttering English about politics, baseball, and most enthusiastically- rock n’ roll. Did I like Elvis? Yes. Did I like Chuck Berry? Of course! We were instantly friends, laughing at our commonalities as we drove through the quiet night, zooming down the streets of Cuba, which until that moment had been one of the most mysterious places to me in the world.

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