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1736 Gilrix Street | Petaluma, Ca | 94954 | info@una-vida.org

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August 28, 2015

My life changed completely within an hour and a half when I asked this child if I could help him carry his water to his house. I found myself alone with this little human walking through the most rural community.Words cannot even explain what I experienced walking a fe...

August 28, 2015

"I will never find the words to describe the stories that I saw in callused hands peeling plantains, in bare feet walking along dirt roads, in little fingers painting suns and trees and happiness, in the smiles that lit up strangers’ faces when I asked them how they we...

August 28, 2015

"Experiencing how much love and happiness you can have without materialistic things has made me see the true value in caring for your family and others­ and just what a blessing it is to be alive in general...The way people share and let life flow through them has made...

August 28, 2015



"I've learned to live, really live in the moment and enjoy the small things that I used to miss. I've learned that poor is not poor and rich is not rich. I've learned that young adults thrive when in a supportive non-judging society. I've learned that when you reach...

May 22, 2015

In March we were blessed to host 6 IMED students as part of UC Irvine's 3rd Annual Trip with Una Vida. Joined by a nursing student from Santa Rosa Junior College, the group focused on providing free health care for neighborhoods surrounding La Descubierta and Los Pinos...

January 4, 2015

Hey friends!

Looking for something beautiful and unique for that special lady in your life? Be sure to check out Madres Jewelry for Christmas presents this year! Not only will you be purchasing a beautiful piece of handcrafted jewelry, but your purchase will also be sup...

November 21, 2014

Hi friends!

Ever get a craving for those delicious food items you tried while on the island of Hispañola? When we’re missing the DR, one of our favorite ways to feel a bit closer to the Dominican Republic and be reminded of the sweet times we’ve shared with our Dominica...

October 28, 2014

“Helping, fixing, and serving represent three different ways of seeing life. When you help, you see life as weak. When you fix, you see life as broken. When you serve, you see life as whole. Fixing and helping may be the work of the ego, and service the work of the sou...

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