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Dante’s Peru Experience

Dante D.
Volunteer Name:Dante D.
Project Attended:Microfinance Volunteer Placement
Country Attended:Peru
Volunteer Bio:I am from Chicago in the U.S., and I am a student at the University of Notre Dame. I am majoring in economics and math.
What was your greatest achievement? My greatest achievement was completing two proposals. In the first, I investigated the plausibility of combining different types of insurance, including health, life, and credit insurance, with microloans and what steps to take to begin this process. In the second, I explored outside sources of funding that Genesis could obtain in order to lower their loan interest rates. I initiated these tasks.
What was your most memorable moment? My most memorable moment came at the company's one year anniversary. In order to celebrate, we all went to a nice dinner, and I really felt that I became a part of the organisations community during this moment.


“Kaya provides an incredible opportunity for engagement in a new country. From learning a new culture to participating in a completely different work environment, Kaya offers a unique experience in responsible travel. Even though I was alone at my placement, Kaya provided me an incredible support system in a new country. The on-site coordinators are always working to improve your situation, whether it be at your placement, in your homestay, or during free time. Kaya helped me to organize weekend excursions and connect me with other volunteers. I have nothing but good things to say about the Kaya presence in Cusco.”