I never realized how much we take for granted back home until coming to Ecuador. Daily life here is extremely different from the States at times, but the people here seem so happy and there humble. We have it set back at home with warm showers, owning cars, having washers and dryers, and much more. Despite how different things are, this is the happiest I have been in a long time. Our host family has been so welcoming and its very important to them that were happy and enjoying our time. We always have dinner all together as a family which is really nice. Yesterday we went to Yahuarcocha Lake with all the host families and four our family, it was everyone’s first time going. We had tilapia for dinner and went on a boat shortly after. They were so excited! We all had a great time! It’s sad to think well be leaving our host families in two days and Ecuador in four. I am so grateful to have been part of this three-week experience with my REACH Family.

-          Cynthia R.