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A love letter of sorts, to the community that became home. Or, closing one chapter, and beginning the next….

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español It’s strange to talk about Arequipa, HOOP, and my people there in the past tense. As if it’s over. As if I won’t see them again very soon. Because they, and the whole 4 months, feel like such a present part of me. Deeply. This last month, I’ve thought … Continue reading A love letter of sorts, to the community that became home. Or, closing one chapter, and beginning the next….

A place for bonds that will last for life

The multicultural, embracing circle that is HOOP has seen many lifelong friendships spring. All unique in their own way, they are part of what makes the volunteers’ experience so special. During their time in Arequipa, Laura and Claire formed a strong bond. They agreed to share their experience. Tell us a little bit about yourselves … Continue reading A place for bonds that will last for life

New Leader. New Challenges. Big Achievements

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Our Director, Estefanía Núñez Messa, answers a few questions about her experiences leading HOOP so far and opens up about her exciting plans for 2018! Continue reading to learn about our upcoming Scholarship Program. How would you describe your first few months of leading HOOP? Taking over … Continue reading New Leader. New Challenges. Big Achievements

Harnessing the power of the Andean Sun

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español After volunteering with HOOP last summer our Spanish electrical engineer, Javier, decided to take the solar cookers he was working on here with the community to a new level! Inspired by the work done by volunteers and community members, he applied to the Latin American Green Awards … Continue reading Harnessing the power of the Andean Sun

Finding happiness in the Colca Canyon

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Hi everyone! I’m Claire Naughton, about five weeks into my four-month commitment to HOOP, and a recent graduate of Kenyon College. I hail from a quiet suburb about 45 minutes outside of Chicago and chose to hop on a plane to South America immediately post-grad rather than … Continue reading Finding happiness in the Colca Canyon