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Andie Reynolds

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£1,340raised of £1,250 target by 24 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,250 to volunteer with Manna Project International (MPI) in Ecuador, South America, for 12 months. Doing community development work and research.

Quito, Ecuador
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From the 1st of September 2019 to the 31st of August 2020 I will be taking an unsalaried career break. I will volunteer with Manna Project International (MPI), a non-profit operating in Ecuador, Nicaragua, and the USA. It fosters communities of talented young leaders to become the next generation of social change agents by engaging in collaborative, on-the-ground service with local community development projects that focus on health, education, children and young people, women and livelihoods.

I will be volunteering in Ecuador, South America, for 12 months as MPI’s Director for Programme Research and Development. The purpose of this role is to network and facilitate the growth of community development projects in communities who want to get involved with MPI. I will be using ethnography, participatory action research and coproduction research with interested communities to nurture community development projects at the grassroots level. I will also be responsible for sourcing funds to finance such projects.

I will not be salaried for this role. MPI have agreed to pay for my lodgings, food and working VISA. But I must cover the remaining of my living expenses for 12 months. These include flights, medical / dental insurance, day-to-day living costs, and some savings for any emergencies. I am currently selling most of what I own to make a start on these costs. I need at least £1000 to not go into debt. Anything over that will allow me to focus on volunteering and not have to take on additional jobs to be able to make ends meet.

I would really appreciate your financial support, however little, to be able to do this. I chose to volunteer with MPI due to their fantastic reputation, not just in the international development field but with grassroots NGOs.

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  • Andie Reynolds6 months ago
    Andie Reynolds

    Andie Reynolds

    6 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far to raise £1000. I will not return to the UK with debt. I am selling most of what I own to meet costs including vaccinations, travel insurance and moving costs. The £1000+ will pay for my flights, medical / dental insurance and an emergency fund that I can tap into in case anything goes wrong. It will also support me buying basic products such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, sanitary items, sunscreen and mosquito repellent for the entirety of the year. Please support if you haven't already xxx

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  • Sarah


    Jul 4, 2019

    Best of luck Andie! Looking forward to reading your blog and seeing the amazing things you've been doing! Safe travels x


  • Danielle


    Jul 3, 2019

    Smash it Andie!


  • Anonymous


    Jun 13, 2019

    Go you.

  • David Nichol

    David Nichol

    Jun 12, 2019

    Good luck Andi x


  • Will


    Jun 12, 2019

    Love: Will, Ruth, Riley, Oscar and Henry


  • Tom Disney

    Tom Disney

    Jun 12, 2019

    Good luck!


  • Kim Hall

    Kim Hall

    Jun 12, 2019

    Wishing you a fantastic year Andie. Take care and good luck.Happy travels


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Andie Reynolds

Andie Reynolds

Quito, Ecuador

Academic in Childhood & Youth Studies. PhD in Community Development and Social Policy. Professional experience in youth work, community development, adult education, lecturing, teaching and international development. Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

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