GAWAD KALINGA – EL NIDO, PHILLIPINES
Whenever I can in my travels, I look for places where I can barter, usually is a drawing for room and board and while at El Nido in Puerto Princesa Island in the Philippines I found this Gawad Kalinga, a community development built to end poverty in certain regions. The cool thing about this community is that they give you room and board in exchange of some kind of labor, well and you can imagine what we exchanged…so I painted a mural for their daycare and a sign for their restaurant and in exchange they fed me for two days, made me part of their community and families. If you are ever at El Nido make sure you look for them! such an awesome experience.
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