At some level, almost everyone wants to change the world. From a young age, we may dream of growing up to be leaders, earning high achievements, or becoming involved in organizations for global impact. But sometimes, in the quest to improve the big picture, we forget that the best way to change the world can be directly benefiting areas close to home.
The organization Mymba Rayhu is a perfect example of changing the world by investing in what’s close to us. Started as a community project in Paraguay, the group began with a simple yet vital mission: helping neighborhoods by building dog shelters out of recycled trash.
While this may seem nonconventional to some, Diana Vicezar, Founder and Executive Director of Mymba Rayhu, understands how important the mission is. “I created [this project] after discovering that approximately 150,000 dogs were abandoned in Paraguay and that the amount of garbage generated was an amount equivalent to 1,000 tons of waste per day.”
Even though the organization started in Paraguay, Mymba Rayhu has been able to reach a wider audience since its conception. Much wider. “[Mymba Rayhu] has now become an international youth-led non-profit organization with chapters in Argentina, Brazil, Nigeria, the Philippines, Peru, and Vietnam, and has impacted more than 1,000 people through activities, press, and media.”
It's not an exaggeration to say that Mymba Rayhu is helping start a revolution in combating local pollution and protecting stray animals that do not always get the attention they deserve. The confidence that the organization exudes is indicative of the passion and assurance that keeps the company grounded.
Under the leadership of Vicezar, they have expanded their reach past Paraguay and are actively helping to educate others on how anyone can do their part to help the environment. They are poised to change our future. But, let’s not forget the example Mymba Rayhu has outlined for all of us: they are making the world a better place by focusing on their home first.
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Words by James E. Monroe
Images courtesy of Diana Vicezar
Editors: Danielle Irene, Ry X, Chloe Wen
Designer: Ndemazea Fonkem