Personal Narrative: My Trip To Chile

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This year again, I was preparing my trip to Chile. The holiday vacations were starting in a week, and like every other year I was leaving for Christmas. My desire for helping others in need, started when I was only 15 years old. That’s when I went on my first humanitarian trip, with my school. We left for Chile and built ten houses in two weeks. Since then, I have never skipped a year without going on this trip and building houses. The first couple of years I would leave in the summer vacations, but after a while, I realised that the best Christmas present I could give, was helping others. I always tough about moving in Copiapo, the small town where my friend Raoúl lives, but I just can’t leave my family, my friends and my work behind. This

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