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Cristina Maez

I am from Mallorca, Spain, where I studied economics and worked as – the job that apparently all the Malawians want as they think that behind an accountant there is money and a big business – I would add “if you work hard for it”.

When I was a child my family had a restaurant next to the beach, where the most part of the summer I used to spend days and nights playing with other kids from other nationalities. We had everything we needed, and then on the news I saw kids with nothing. It made me feel like I wanted to explore these places and get involved. My steps at that moment were: first I had to study, then get a job and learn English. To pay my studies I used to work as a sports teacher in a preschool and as a basketball trainer for primary.

Now I am lucky to have two years off and I wish to grasp the opportunity to work abroad meeting amazing people from different cultures. I always had in mind to help in an organisation, but I never had the chance so easily. A Wells for Zoë volunteer introduced me to the NGO and after I was checking the website, I knew I really wanted to be part of it.

After two weeks I feel I am able to start telling some stories about my experiences as I begin to understand how things work here – at least a little bit – so stay tuned for more 🙂

Visited Malawi

Nov-Dec 2018