I have the amazing, and possibly once in a lifetime, opportunity to travel to Peru next year. I will be visiting Machu Picchu and the cities of Cusco and Arequipa. On the trip I will create and carry out a self-initiated community service project to assist those in the communities I will be visiting. This trip will help me achieve my goal of graduating high school with an International Baccalaureate diploma. My trip will be from June 4 to June 17, 2014. During my time in Peru, I will be dedicated to my community service project which will involve me and a team building houses for the homeless and for citizens living in poverty. The money you donate will be used to fund this project and enable me to buy supplies such as wood, tools, and transportation. The money will also help cover travel expenses and hotel costs since I will be flying into the country and traveling by train for much of the time. The payments for this trip are due at set intervals. The next payment is set at $1500 on January 5, 2014. The final payment will be due April 15, 2014. Updates to follow. Any amount you are able to donate is greatly appreciated and puts me closer to Peru. ¡Gracias!