Peace Corps Volunteer Kathryn wrote “Thank you Dog Meets World for giving purpose to my Peace Corps service. I commit to spending the remainder of my service not only seeing red, blue, and yellow, but trying to make purple, green, and orange. Through DMW, I not only distributed photographs. I also brought a service to the people of Cuatro Calles and Las Vegas de Río Cañas. I showed them that I see them.”
She noted that Dog Meets World opened her eyes to the poverty and lack of opportunity that exists in Ortega- in Cuatro Calles and Las Vegas de Río Cañas, which are two barrios that pertain to Ortega. Many families struggle with the daily task of collecting water early in the morning for cooking, cleaning, bathing, drinking, and other activities that we often take for granted.
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Praise for DMW
"Participating in Dog Meets World was a truly magical experience, bringing joy and wonderment to all I met."
John Carr, Phodographer across South America
"Dog Meets World unleashes the power of photography as a diplomatic and personal tool in building connections among the people of the world. It embeds a memory in photographer and subject alike."
Prof. Patrick Fleming, Fulbright scholar & Phodographer Cambodia & Kyrgzystan
"You will never know just how important that photo will be long after it is taken and given."
Delores Barr Weaver, co-owner Jacksonville Jaguars
"Dog Meets World went over fabulously in my village. It is a perfect option for Peace Corps volunteers like myself. I like the Foto dog mascot, kids like it, and it is a representation of the peace and the ideas of the project."
Kristen Woodruff, Phodographer Costa Rica
"The kids are absolutely loving Dog Meets World. For a majority, these were the first images of themselves that they have ever owned."
Marti Johnson, Phodographer Uganda