Greetings from sunny Cristino. I have just returned from spending Christmas with my family in Slovakia and I am now very happy to be back in Brazil.
This is my my forth year as a volunteer. I never expected to stay so long ! I first came in 2010 for a year as a volunteer, but got to thinking that one year was not enough and that it would be nice to continue living in Cristino for a while. I’ve had that thought a few times since!
During my time here I’ve learnt to speak Portuguese, met lots of interesting people, visited many places, taught English in a variety of situations and helped to organise group visits from England.
But now I am ready to face new challenges. One of these is my new and exciting role as Micro Finance Co-ordinator. Martina (another volunteer) is going to help me and already we have identified some possible projects which I will tell you more about in my next post.