On my journey I visit several aid projects and charity organisations. To some of them I have a long term contact. Others I visit spontaneously when I get to know about them. It is always an emotional moment for me to see how people dedicate their lifes to help others!
The following projects gave an outstanding impression to me. In different ways I supported all of them.
Let me introduce you to some projects really worth to mention!
COPE stands for Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise. This is a non-profit organisation in Laos which provides rehabilitation services to Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) survivors and other people with disabilities. In Vientiane they have a visitor centre with a permanent exhibition about UXOs and their work with the survivors and other disabled persons. I planned to … Continue reading COPE
I came in contact with PARTNERS RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT via my former travel partner Gerd Müller. He was in contact with HUMEDICA for a long time which supports PARTNERS RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT. When we arrived to Thailand, we visited the office in Mae Sot. Located in Thailand PARTNERS RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT supports the people in … Continue reading Partners Relief and Development
For visiting the Elephant Valley Project I totaly changed the original plans for the trip in Cambodia. But it was worth the efforts! By cycling through a country you are always highly aware of the surrounding environment. In Cambodia slashed and burned areas dominated the landscape. But in Mondolkiri, the far and remote East of … Continue reading Elephant Valley Project
On my way from Luang Prabang to Vientiane I passed the Organic Farm which is located a bit in the North of Vang Vieng. First I was only interested in a peaceful place to rest for two days after I crossed the wild and mountainous North of Laos by bicycle. But when I arrived to … Continue reading Organic Farm Vang Vieng
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU HAVE OF YOUR FAMILY AND YOURSELF? HUNDREDS? THOUSANDS? MORE THAN YOU CAN COUNT? WHAT IF YOU HAD NONE??? As professional photographer and passionate cyclist Federico Cabrera explores remote areas of different countries to visit schools and families. Respectful photography means for him more to give then to take. Even though … Continue reading Their only portrait
My contact to SOS Children’s Villages happened accidentally when I met a German teacher of the Herman Gmeiner School in Bishkek. At that time I overwintered with my travel partner Gerd in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan for three month. We volonteered to join the German lessons as native speakers and got a very good … Continue reading SOS Children’s Villages