The project began a little over a year ago, along with all the preparations for this great event. But for me it started in the delivery of documents, signatures, project and a thousand other things that made me think that it would all be worth it once we all arrived in Peru.
Before going, the nerves of taking a group of friends to work more than 6 hours away by plane and to be more than 10 days with this group of people from different backgrounds, communities and cities was a great challenge but also very exciting.
The trip did not have any setbacks, just kidding. Hahaha! Of course it did , we had all the problems you could have on a groups first trip out of the country, from the passports to the immigration letters, and obviously the experience of traveling by plane for the first time.
The trip was also full of anecdotes and good experiences, long lines at airports, different foods, people from all over the world, but above all full of new memories for everyone.
Going on a trip always leaves many lessons, it always helps as a new way of seeing things, it always enriches for those who want it to. And this trip was not the exception for me.
“To believe that it was possible to take all of my work team abroad, and to have done it, is a great achievement and a great responsibility.”
Traveling to Peru, getting to know the Inca land and getting to know its people was a pleasure and an important part of this trip, which is what we achieved by preparing ourselves as social entrepreneurs capable of being presented with other projects worldwide, a challenge fulfilled.
Personally I learned that traveling is not meant to change places, but to change your ideas. How far you are from the other side of the world and how far you are from wanting to do it. I learned that far away from our home there are passionate and generous people wanting to change the global reality that concerns us all.
I learned that we, Mexicans, take our food in our belly and in our heart. I learned that friends are not always with you everywhere, but you take them everywhere with your memories. And I learned that to change Mexico we must learn more, know more, believe more and become more passionate.
I learned on this trip that there are many things I want to apply in my work with my team, energizing activities, periodic reviews and never taking anything for granted. And of course to believe that the ideas of change do not always come from the leader, but from the sum of the ideas of the people in a proactive and safe environment.
In addition to what I learned, I take with me a great experiences and good memories with people who I had not had the opportunity to meet, as well as living in an environment outside of work. I also take from this an achievement not only for me but for my organization as well, the opportunity to traveling out of the country with all the equipment is truly something that I carry in my heart.
It had a great impact for me because it also helped me reflect on how we can improve the work we do for the northeastern region of Puebla. We all know now a very useful methodology to accomplish projects, I think it is a great opportunity to change the way of doing things in La Esperanza del Mañana.