Student Seeks to Defend Local Rights With Law and the Internet

Mateo Caba says his hometown of Chajul does not have a single attorney, which allows outside interests to trample people’s rights. He cites the example of a hydroelectric project that is under construction not far from the town. Although Chajul desperately needs an alternative to firewood, which degrades air quality and is causing deforestation of... Continue Reading →

Why Volunteers Matter (and how you really are making a positive impact)

There has been a lot of negative hype floating around lately about volunteering abroad, or voluntourism. It really is a shame that, with any good-intentioned system in place, there is always going to be someone waiting to exploit it. There are many organizations that exploit local communities to take advantage of the ignorance, trust, and... Continue Reading →

From the Field: Emily at Kamplafa School

Many of our volunteers spend time at Kamplaphanatawee School (or, Kamplafa). This is the school Mundo Exchange has supported and worked alongside for nearly 10 years now, and the focal point of our current campaign to help continue education for underprivileged kids with Teachers for Thailand. Past volunteer and intern Emily spent time teaching at Kamplaphanatawee... Continue Reading →

Education for All: Sponsoring Teachers in Thailand

Mundo Exchange and Laekplian Lokgatat have been sending volunteers to Kamplaphanatawee School for about 10 years now. We personally know the the director, Kittichai, and we have seen him turn down director positions at larger schools with higher salaries because of his love and dedication to the students at this school. Kamplaphanatawee is a primary... Continue Reading →

Building a Center of Hope, Education, and Collaboration

Mundo Exchange has been given the amazing opportunity of joining with dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation to purchase land in order to build a center in Chajul, Guatemala dedicated to bettering the lives of women and their families.  We need your help to make this opportunity a success!  This window of opportunity is this month only... Continue Reading →

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