Ambassador: Mika Machalek From: Unalaska, Alaska, USA To: Quito, Ecuador Dates: 2015 Donation: 20 hoops
About the project:
I have been traveling extensively for over four years, teaching English, volunteering, and interning with humanitarian NGOs abroad, and am currently backpacking through South America (http://wewanderers.wordpress.com/fire). I am currently settled in Quito, Ecuador for about six months, during which time I plan to make and distribute hoops as well as share my love of hoop dance with the community through free classes at a nearby park and cultural center. Traveling and hooping are two of my greatest passions, and so if accepted I will do my best to spread the love of hoop dance to other parts of the world wherever I go, including my hometown in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.