I volunteer with the Bolivian Community Project that is based out of Trinidad Bolivia. My great unlce Dr. Homer Payne helped start this foundation nearly 17 years ago. Through supporters from Europe, Canada, and the United States we raise money for the this project. The money primarily goes to the Bolivian Community, and the school, La Palmera, which is sponsered through this organization. Supporters can pay monthly and support a child to go to the school for free. La Palmera is a private school, which resently has be set as the National School of Bolivia by their current president, La Palmera is now the ispiration to all other schools in the entire country of Bolivia. Each year several teams of people from all around the world volunteer there money, time, and selves to travel to Bolivia and help with the school, by teaching English, counceling students, and doing construction to the school. Eleven years ago my father and eldest brother and sister traveled to Bolivia with our great uncle Homer to do just that. The school was just getting off the ground, and my father being a Contractor helped to build a large portion of the school himself. The past summer of 2006 my sister sarah, my mother, and my self traveled with our same uncle to Bolivia for what was supposed to be his final trip (He is 97, and was 96 then). He since then has returned because it is his heart land, but I too and planning to return this coming summer of 2008. While in Bolivia I helped paint the walls of the school, but the most enjoyable contribution I made was being a councelor to the children during their "winter break" childrens camp. I with the help of a wonderful Bolivian woman Aryceli, I taught lessons to five "loca chicas muy joven." They were between the age of 8 and 10, and completely boy crazy. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget, and can't wait to return.