Change of life through community work

During my travel, I have met so many different kinds of people.

We are all on a journey, and how do we find the purpose of our individual journeys?  Personally, life has taught me a lesson, when I am unhappy in situations and do not dare to make a change, there comes a wave of unseen happenings that pushes me to a corner and forces me to make an adjustment.

Creating transformation in one´s life is like taking is a step into the unknown. The unknown can be terrifying. There is no control, only a wish for something else, for something more fulfilling and from there you have to start walking. The couple in this video and their story is a perfect example of how change can be possible. Here´s how I came to meet them:

“You should try Pan America´s pizza when you arrive at Copacabana.”

This recommendation came from a couple of travellers in La Paz. Copacabana was my last destination in Bolivia, a 12-hour bus drive from my next destination, Cusco in Peru.

Arriving at Copacabana, I fell in love with the peaceful little village located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, and the largest high altitude lake ((3808 m) in the world. By the time of my arrival, I had totally forgotten the food recommendation. All of a sudden I was standing in front of Pan America.

This is how I came to meet Debbie and Jeff, the couple who runs Pan America. Amazed by their story, I asked them if they wanted to share it on my vlog. In the video above, they share their point of view about their community work in Bolivia including the negative outcomes from development corporations, how and why they started Pan America and what life in western countries is like compared to life in Bolivia.

I hope their adventure can be an inspiration to all of us who wish to take a step towards the unknown.

3 Comments on “Change of life through community work

  1. Thank you for sharing Parisa. It is a lovely and strong story and you describe very vividly how you stumbled upon it. 🙂

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