Ariana Kaye Builds Housing for TECHO
Ariana Kaye joined a mission with TECHO, a non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing youth volunteers to fight poverty in Latin America.
“I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to join this mission through a family friend and peer, Ceca Abreau. She explained the mission to me, and motivated me to join her on this eye-opening experience,” said Kaye.
Kaye traveled to the Dominican Republic for a three day period, in which she joined other volunteers and aided in the construction of housing for the underprivileged community.
“I built a house for an elderly man and his fifteen year old son while I was in the Dominican Republic. The construction process was quite difficult, but the end goal was what kept me going,” said Kaye.
Working for a total of 24 hours, Kaye made a large impact on the lives of these individuals.
“Seeing the reaction of these two men when they finally saw the newly constructed house was truly a wonderful experience. It felt really good to know that I made a difference in the lives of two people,” said Kaye.
This life-changing experience has motivated Kaye to continue her journey in aiding others.
“Now that I am in Miami, I hope to continue my volunteer work through my participation in Agape, a non-profit dedicated to restoring individuals and families to psychological, social, physical, and spiritual health,” said Kaye.