Our goals at OIC are ambitious, and we’re setting ourselves up to do something that has never been done. It’s an entirely new way of looking at an old problem — how to execute something meaningful for a large population in need, and then getting out.
In 2006, I spent 6 months volunteering in an orphanage in Vietnam. To find out what kind of legacy I left, I went back after 12 years.
There are so many international projects in poorer countries. But what happens when this work ends? What legacy do they leave behind?