I would definitely recommend volunteering with HOOP. It is an experience of a lifetime.
I was born in Arequipa, and have lived here ever since. I couldn’t let go of the opportunity to join this organisation that has been working with poor areas in Arequipa.
All the people that HOOP has worked with have broadened their perspectives on life. HOOP has helped them seize more opportunities by getting extra education.
One of my favourite moments from my time at HOOP so far is when we did a fundraising challenge to break the world record for hula hooping at high altitude. After I threw up twice from altitude sickness at 5000m, we broke the world record at over 6000m on top of Chachani mountain. Also on the list is playing with the kids of Flora Tristán, enjoying their witty jokes and being part of what could be a small change in their lives.