My time with GVI has been absolutely incredible. This trip has not only altered my perspective of the world, but has helped me further understand myself and the goals I wish to achieve in the future. My experience with GVI has been shaped by happiness, kindness, laughter, and joy of not only myself but the people and communities that I worked with. Throughout my excruciatingly short two weeks with GVI in South Africa I have observed more small acts of kindness than I have seen in a year back home. I believe that the impact I have made throughout my time here is not only a physical construction but an emotional uplifter for the local community. I am so thankful to GVI for the amazing experience and I cannot wait to hopefully spend more time with this exceptional organization and their work across the rest of the world.