Today I was the the leader of the day for living on a dollar on a day. My experience today was the best. My host family was very inviting to strangers in their home. I didn’t feel like an outsider, I felt like part of the family. My host mother was very polite and hard working; she treated me as her own son.

I experienced the things that they go through everyday which a normal person would complain about. One of the things that hit me the hardest was when my host brother said he couldn’t go to school because they could not afford a backpack. This shows how some people don’t even have the basics to get by. I had donated my own backpack right on the spot to him because no one should be deprived of an education.