I didn’t really know anything about Social Enterprises until I saw an opportunity to volunteer with _SocialStarters as a Social Impact Consultant in Rio. Six weeks working alongside creative & cultural youth and community projects, providing business mentoring, transferring business skills and playing a role in shaping the cultural legacy of the 2016 Rio Games. I was hooked!
This was a completely new experience for me and turned out to be a fantastic way for a solo female traveller to visit some of the tricker places (I’d heard so many stories about the perils of Rio!) and to get a truly immersive experience. It all worked out so well – I met some amazing people, saw Rio from a totally unique point of view and basically had the time of my life! It is a great way to further extend the reach of solo travels and I can highly recommend it for anyone who would like to travel with purpose.