Tag Archives: volunteering

Running down Mt. Kilimanjaro

by Diana Kilby (a 2011 Tanzania roadmonkey) My ascent of Kilimanjaro is something that some people can relate too; but my descent is something that few people have seen or experienced. I decided I would run down the trail to the main gate, the day after the Roadmonkey team had summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. I had […]

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A Peru Adventure Travel Experience ‘One Notch Up’

by Andrea Guzman In early 2011, I found myself in need of a challenge – I wanted to travel, see something gritty and real and also give back in a meaningful way. One day, flipping through Oprah magazine in a doctor’s office, I saw an article on Paul von Zielbauer, the Roadmonkey founder, and his […]

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How to Build a Fence With a Machete & Other Lessons

By Maya Seaman When Reyes Vado decided his garden’s newly built fence needed an access gate, he bent down and grabbed, of course, his machete. It’s amazing what a machete can do in the hands of an expert like Vado, a typically sweet, wire-framed Nicaraguan who works in a local salt mine. Or the damage […]

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On the Road to Sustainability, In Liberia

by Julie Thiery Last month, I spent two weeks in rural Liberia with the The Niapele Project, a nonprofit organization focused on sustainably improving the lives of impoverished children.  I spent most of my time outside of Monrovia, in the town of Handii, in what is known as Lower Bong County. I focused much of my energy […]

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Roadmonkey in Vietnam: CNN’s Story Behind the Story

Remember the CNN segment on the ethnic Khmer community in Vietnam we built a playground for? (If you don’t scroll down; it’s our first blog post.) CNN also ran this segment – a reporter’s notebook, video style – from correspondent Natalie Allen, a roadmonkey who carried her camera around for two weeks in Vietnam during […]

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CNN Shows Our Adventure Philanthropy In Action

CNN-International and CNN.com this week broadcast a special report that shows what Roadmonkey does and why. To be clear, the focus of this report, below, is not on us but rather on a quietly desperate community of ethnic Khmer people who have lived for years on a garbage dump in a forgotten corner of Vietnam’s […]

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