Vidigal

Enriching Others, Enriching Yourself

Posted on 11/17/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringI was in Rio de Janeiro last month and went into one of the city’s favelas, slums known primarily as vast zones of poverty, drug dealing and subsistence living. I went into the Vidigal favela on my own – not on the guided tours that typically bring tourists into the slums – because I’d heard of an unusual new guest house where tourists volunteer to help kids in the community.