Accountancy and Travel? Who’d Have Thought It…

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Last month we were very happy to welcome Kerry Smithies, an accountant from Canada working for the NGO Accounting for International Development, to Arequipa to help us with our accounts and budgets for the coming year. We sat down for a chat before she left to find … Continue reading Accountancy and Travel? Who’d Have Thought It…

One man´s trash is another community´s garden

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español My name is Marion. I am 33 years old, and I arrived in Arequipa, Peru, in March 2016 to teach English. When I first heard about HOOP I immediately wanted to be a part of the team, as I loved the work they were doing with the … Continue reading One man´s trash is another community´s garden

A double Iceland marathon to support HOOP kids in Arequipa

Last year Anita and Martin Hornbrook volunteered for HOOP here in Arequipa, and after experiencing first hand the work that we do were so impressed, that they decided to take their commitment to our cause to a whole new level. As such, they will walk a double marathon in order to raise funds for our … Continue reading A double Iceland marathon to support HOOP kids in Arequipa

How to quit your job and go volunteering

‘Love it, change it or leave it’. It seems like an easy principle to follow, but often our dreams get thrown by the wayside in favour of living comfortably. Markus Hachmöller – a current HOOP volunteer and former engineer reflects on his decision to quit his job, leave his hometown and go volunteering on the other … Continue reading How to quit your job and go volunteering

Volunteering: An expat’s view

Most volunteers find HOOP on their computers, surfing the web thousands of miles away. But every now and then, we find a great volunteer in our own back yard. This week, we hear from Melania Cannon – a Canadian expat in Arequipa – who tells us how she (and her kids) got involved in HOOP. I … Continue reading Volunteering: An expat’s view

Why is this guy cycling from Belgium to Barcelona?

Surprisingly, a few pieces of metal, rubber and basic physics can get you pretty far. This month, one man, and one small mountain bike is helping HOOP run 140 hours of counselling & psychology workshops for women in our community. How, you ask? Find out on our Generosity page – or watch the video below.  Last … Continue reading Why is this guy cycling from Belgium to Barcelona?