Volunteer: Amanda Browne
I am a Municipal Development volunteer working in a small town in rural Honduras. I received my BA focusing on International Development and Cross-Cultural Communication from The George Washington University in 2009.
I am a fan of languages, music, dancing, running, and travel.
My top 2 favorite quotes:
If I try to be like him, who will be like me? - Santiago, 'The Alchemist'
Go to the people. Live with them; learn from them; love them. Start with what they know, build on what they have. But the best of leaders, when the job is done, the task accomplished, the people will say: 'We have done it ourselves.' - Lao Tzu
Contributions from Amanda Browne
I have come to realize that my idea of normal has changed significantly. Things never seem that strange to me at the time… and then I think about explaining it to folks back home. So, here’s one such experience: I’m hanging out at my cousin's house, enjoying the mango juice we just made (from pre-ripened mangos…which are also quite delicious to eat dipped in sugar). Yola, the woman who goes house to house selling Ropa Americana had just finished showing us the stock she just brought back...
This is a little eatery where all of the buses that pass through town stop.
Tio Tavo lets me take a picture.
Yuren, my 3 -year-old nephew playing in his step-dad's truck.
The family's new puppy exploring the patio.
Mario, my host family's errand boy, with Emily, the daughter of another relative.