2015-05 - Matthew Vargas

Matthew’s journey took him to Guatemala in February of 2015 where he spent a month working with the organization, Hope of Life in Zacapa Llano Verde. There, Vargas found himself among the poorest of the poor and the eighteen year old took the opportunity to make a difference. Vargas helped feed families, built wheels for fresh water, played with the kids around the villages, and took care of the kids at the Kelly House, a special needs home.

“It is important to give back and help others because that is the way to end poverty working together,” states Vargas. “Also, because my father always told me the best feeling in this world is helping others that can never repay you. The reason I chose this project is because I wanted to go to my parents’ home country and help make a difference, even if it was only a little, I wanted to help.