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Interprofessional volunteer team lands in Peru!

Manos Unidas Volunteer Service Trip July 1- July 15, 2023

Bienvenidos a Peru! We are back on the ground, serving children and youth in a variety of environments near Cusco, Peru and this time with our first team of professionals. Meet the team! (from Left to Right)


Celeste Marion- MUI founder, trip leader;

Kaitlyn Agan- special education teacher, Austin, TX ;

Hillary Kaufman -pediatric physical therapist, Spokane, WA;

Andrea George- pediatric physical therapist, Dallas TX;

Mallika Iyer- ABA therapist and alternative communication specialist, Boston, Mass;

. . . And of course our friends Kantu, Illayuq (Celeste's kids) and Milagros, a former Manos Unidas Cafe employee and friend of MUI.


The team has worked together online for the past four months, meeting monthly to prepare the focus of our work, collaborate across disciplines and align with our mission of service. We all met in person for the first time on July 1, 2023 at our homestay in Cusco!


To see the daily posts from this trip, go to: https://www.facebook.com/manosunidasinternational


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