From a small village in Sudan to the slums of Mumbai, this story is a remarkable chronicle of humanitarian service and insight into places hardly imaginable. What begins as a simple desire to give back through charitable work becomes a fascinating tale of places where life is a constant struggle, and of the people who inhabit them. This true story records the journey of Elisa as she sets out on her own to give something back to the world, and how that process changes the people she meets, and ultimately herself. Wanting to perform service at third world locations badly in need, she ends up spending half a year working in a hospital in a small village in South Sudan, followed by 8 months working in the slums of Mumbai. This story delves deeply into the lives, situations, and thoughts of people living in conditions hard to imagine by those of us fortunate enough to have spent our lives in the comfort of western civilization. This is the story of many people and the incidents that happen along the way, some funny, some poignant, some tragic. On balance, though, it is a story of hope and the perseverance of the human spirit, and the joy and satisfaction that comes from helping those truly in need, Originally chronicled in a blog written while she traveled, this book expands the blog by filling in details of the things that happened, background, new stories, and fascinating insight into the lives of the people she touched.