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Reflecting on 2019: story from a volunteer with Touch in Tanzania

Jan, 2020

Written by Juliana Andrade, a lawyer living in Brazil who volunteered with Touch in Tanzania for nine weeks, supporting our M-Mama program and providing legal expertise.

   

After building a career in profit oriented businesses, I decided to volunteer in projects that aim to solve critical development challenges in our world. This decision, fortunately, brought me to Touch Foundation, where I was able to use my professional expertise to contribute to projects that are saving lives and improving healthcare in Tanzania. Touch’s unique data-driven vision, in which sustainability and purpose walk together and guide day-to-day decisions, was the perfect fit for me. I have found Tanzania to be so beautiful and welcoming. There are development challenges and failures in health systems resulting in inadequate access to healthcare. So, being part of an organization with vast experience with the local environment and stakeholders enabled me to feel supported and stay focused on working at my optimal level. Touch’s commitment to innovative solutions and sustainable results enhanced my belief that people who have experience in the business world can play an important role in solving the challenges faced by our global community. I am so thankful for this experience, which has changed who I am and what I want to achieve in the next chapter of my professional life.