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I’m Katharina a swiss girl traveling in Argentina. This summer I will go to Lobitos, Peru joining the WAVES volunteering program.
There are different projects WAVES is offering to the local people: surf classes which helps to build more confidence and gives encourage to try something new, English, recycling and gardening workshops which can enrichen there life.
Waves is an international non-profit organization, they work with communities to develop, organize and carry-out programs that meet community needs and desires. Waves stands for Water, Adventure, Volunteerism, Education, and Sustainability, and it is a unique organization that combines a love for surfing and a love for helping others. I have chosen this volunteering program because they help locally and they build relationships to find long term solutions.
I will be staying with a local family that will provide me with food and a home. All of the money I raise with your help goes directly to expenses related to the WAVES programs in the community. Examples of these expenses are educational supplies, building materials, maintenance of their surf and sports equipment, support of the staff on site, and contributions to the homestay.
The amount that I am trying to raise reflects the amount the organization requests on a monthly stay to cover costs associated with a single volunteer. Any funds I raise above this will go directly towards the program.
I will use my own funds to the travel to Lobitos, so 100% of donated funds will go towards the program. Your donation to Waves for Development (a US-Based 501(c)3 charitable organization) through Crowd Rise is 100% tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and you will receive an IRS accepted Email receipt upon donating.
WAVES is making a huge difference in the community. The future of the community depends on the youth and their education. WAVES is bringing the opportunities where there is extremely limited resources. Through combining surfing with volunteerism, WAVES creates a bond that empowers the community.
Any contribution, whether small or large, will be extremely appreciated and goes towards a great cause! If everybody support with a tiny amount it adds up to a big sum.
Muchas gracias por tu apoyo!
About Lobitos https://vimeo.com/59328557
Lobitos is a remote fishing community in Northern Peru, south of the well-known resort town of Mancora, two hours North-West of Piura and half an hour drive along a dusty road from the oil-industry city of Talara. It is a very unique place; the town’s approximately 1500 residents live among an army base, active oil extraction, the presence of Peruvian and international surfers and the remnants of a booming oil economy from the 1950’s. Dozens of abandoned buildings, such as the old officer's casino right on the beach, are evidence of when Lobitos had both a large military population and the oil company had a large workforce living there. Today, Lobitos is most famous for its classic surf spots, with four quality breaks within a 20- minute walk along the beach.
About WAVES https://www.wavesfordevelopment.org/
WAVES believes in empowering community members, youth, in particular, to pursue education activities so they set career goals and live healthy lives, and their Environmental Health program is designed to create a supportive environment through sustainable construction, water systems, recycling, beach clean ups and a Marine Protected Area.