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Build a Smaller World with SHI!

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SHI's Smaller World Tours support farming communities in Central America by providing meaningful, community-based, service-learning experiences to current and future supporters of SHI.

Smaller World volunteers work alongside local staff and SHI participant families on a wide range of projects that have lasting impacts on in their communities. Days may be spent building wood-conserving stoves, constructing irrigation systems, planting gardens and much more.  SHI participant families, as well as volunteers, find this unique exchange to be unforgettable and inspiring. No special skill or experience is needed, and families and groups are welcomed.

Travel, Experience, Volunteer. We invite you to experience SHI's work for yourself!

If you would like to organize a trip for a group please get in touch! We are currently beginning to work on our schedule for Smaller World trips in 2015. We will be accepting groups to travel to our projects in Panama and Belize and would love to have you travel with us!

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"I volunteered with SHI in Honduras many years ago. It was an amazingly inspiring trip, not just because we were able to work side by side with the families we were there to support, but I was able to see firsthand exactly how SHI operates and why its techniques and approach are so successful. SHI is a charity well worth supporting because its mission isn't charity at all -- it's empowerment."

~ Amanda, SHI Supporter