Self-Sufficient Emu Farm Brings Volunteer to India
Interest in Oregon emu farming takes Eugene resident to India
In February 2011, India Partners began the initial building stages of a self-sufficient emu farm in Andhra Pradesh. Later that month, Heather Hintze, a photographer for KEZI-TV in Eugene, Oregon found an article online about the India Partners’ emu farm, and immediately called the office to inquire about joining a team to India. Now Heather will be traveling with the team leaving today! Below are a few questions we asked her about her interests in visiting the emu farm and traveling to India.
1. How did you hear about India Partners? I was actually looking up different emu farms in Oregon when I came across a press release about India Partners setting up a sustainable emu farm in India. Once I realized they had a Eugene connection I made a few phone calls to learn more about the organization.
2. Why do you want to travel to India? I have always loved to travel, but I don't know if India is a country I would have gone to on my own. But when I realized there was a chance I could go with a group of volunteers, I jumped at the opportunity. I've always traveled to Spanish-speaking countries, so I'm very excited to be going to a place that is so different.
3. What do you hope to learn while being there? Anything they're willing to teach me! I'm sure I'll learn a lot about their different customs, the food and the culture. I also hope to learn so much more about all of India Partners’ different projects there.
4. Do you have any preoccupations about going to India? Just the cultural differences, as well as the heat and humidity. That's going to be a killer! But I can adapt to pretty much anything, so I'm not too worried.
If you would like to donate to help future teams travel to India, click "Donate Now" and select “Volunteer Team” from the program area drop-down menu. Thank you.