This trip definitely changed me for the better and I think I’m safe in saying that everyone in our group was touched in one way or another. From the constant (and sometimes annoying) riddles and mind games that brought us closer together, to the sunburns, to the profound encounters with amazing people in a very different world, I left with a long overdue fresh perspective. Did we have a lasting impact on the communities we visited? I hope so. Are they on their way to independence? I truly believe so. But one thing that I know for certain is that everyone on this trip is taking with them a fresh take on what it really means to be successful. Success is the ability to help others.