Posts tagged #Chanchamayo

Project La Merced, Peru: A Beautiful and Unique Volunteer Experience

“My best memories from La Merced involve working with the local children. From teaching them first aid to communication skills, you can see FIMRC’s positive impact every time you engage with the community.” Stephanie Villalta, FIMRC Alumna and Medical Assistant from San Francisco weighs in on her time serving at Project La Merced.

Go For It!

My experiences in La Merced helped shine a light on my true calling and gave me the confidence I needed to be open to changing the career path I had originally laid out for myself. Every week, I visited a nearby mountain community called Shawan Rama. We would always arrive to an empty and quiet place but, after a few minutes, the children would come running up to greet us, eager to learn something new and participate in a fun activity. I fell in love with this special group of children.