A year ago on September 23,  2011, 7 travelers from all parts of the U.S., from North Carolina, Houston, Phoenix, Minneapolis and D.C. began a journey via Chicago, then Brussels, then on to Douala then to Bamenda with one goal: to build an orphanage.

Isabelle, Nate, Christina, Danielle, Magda, Monique, Dietra and I all come from different walks of life, but have the same heart to help the orphans. What is so amazing about each one of the unique volunteers is that each one still seeks to make a difference in

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the life of an orphan. The journey to Africa inspired each one in a quest to build a home for HIV/AIDS orphans. The orphan home project is now underway and we’re all excited to watch the progress.