Can I bring gifts for the local people?

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Live Different would never want to discourage a desire and passion to make a difference, we simply want to ensure that those good intentions really do become an empowering and lasting investment, showing dignity and respect to individuals, families, and communities we work in.

After years of working in various communities and countries, we found that simply giving out donations rarely meets long-term needs, and doesn’t build a sustainable, caring relationship between Live Different and the communities we work in. For this reason, we ask that our Academy students do not bring any physical donations with them to Mexico.

Instead, we want to inform and inspire our participants with the many valuable ways that Live Different already has in place to enable them to make a contribution to the communities we work in.  Learn more about how Live Different handles aid and donations.