One question some hesitate in their minds is “why travel all the way to Africa to volunteer when you can volunteer at home and when it even cost so much and many risk involved in traveling to Africa to volunteer?”.
Two quick answers out of the many;
1. In Africa, in the countries we work at, for the people in the poor communities we are helping, for the mothers, the children, and the orphans, there is no government assistance program. In many of these places, we are their first and only chance to get any kind of help.
2. Because when you come to Africa, not only are you giving to people, you also get to take back a lot in return. Volunteers get to learn new things, and able to position themselves to see things about their lives from a different perspective that they do not easily see if they remain in their home-country. There are also many exciting adventures involved.