Matt Pepe, Volunteer and Founder of the Artificial Limbs Center
(Santa Cruz, Bolivia)
Matt Pepe, of the US, spent four straight years touring the world before he arrived in Bolivia. Here he decided to settle for a bit to learn some Spanish. After volunteering at a government-run clinic, he founded the Artificial Limbs Center in collaboration with the La Paz San Pedro Rotary Club. We interviewed him for our May 2011 BoliviaBella E-zine.
Matt told us, "I knew absolutely nothing about the subject of my work. My background is in software engineering and my degree is in Electrical Engineering... Dream big and then GO FOR IT!! You can do more than you can possibly imagine! I have found that a person can do almost ANYTHING if they put their mind and dedication to it." Read more here.