Name: Sonya Bhakthavachalam
Location: Spring, Texas
Position: Human Resources Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
Every two years, I visit India to see all of my relatives. While traveling, I saw people suffering from the lack of basic necessities of life like food, clean water, sanitation, and shelter. After witnessing such hardship, I wanted to learn how much of an issue global poverty really is and how we can help in reducing it.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
Ever since I was little, I have always wanted to either create my own non-profit organization or be involved in one where I can make a difference. With this opportunity, I will gain experience that will impact the rest of my life.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I love physical activities that I can do with other people like hiking and kayaking!

My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…

  1. $30: Babysitting, tutoring, pet-walking or grocery shopping
  2. $50: Make a custom and meaningful gift for any occasion.
  3. $100: Show you around my favorite Houston spots for pictures and for food!
  4. $__: You tell me what I can do for you and we can negotiate the price!


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