Venus Pimentel


“We took turns today rolling the suitcases filled with books collected from Mikey’s school and from fundraising at my job. Today’s task was to help organize the newly added books to the ASYV library. They were really excited to receive so many books, and had a really good system of organizing them. We sat and chatted as we pasted sign out cards and color-coded tabs on the books. It was really nice to see where the money I raised went, especially knowing how much all the kids in the village would really appreciate it."

”The whole experience was amazing, rewarding and educative…As I leave Rwanda, I am truly happy that I had the opportunity to help others, and make new friends. It wasn’t always easy, but it was so rewarding. That’s all that matters."

Kristen Larson