I usually feel a mix of emotions on the last day of a study tour and Bolivia was no exception. On the one hand, I was glad that the study tour had been successfully completed and that everybody was very happy about the experience. On the other hand, it was sad to say our good-byes and see everyone leave.
I will always remember the Study Tour 2014 to Bolivia with its long, adventurous trips to farmers and end-clients, the sessions with our partners, the special loan officers, and some very special people I met on the way. Both participants and staff actively contributed to the success of the study tour with their questions, opinions and knowledge. I will also remember the trip for giving me the opportunity to talk to Flavio, Leonardo and Doña Juana again and seeing first-hand how much progress they had made. Their future is now in their own hands!
I hope very much to meet them all again at some point……..in six years’ time, perhaps?