Angelina, please tell us about yourself.
My name is Angelina Manzanero, I am of Spanish descent, and I am 32 years old. After working in HR for a while, I moved to Barcelona to join the international medical assistance department of a large insurance group. For five years, I had the incredible opportunity of working with correspondents from all over the world, especially Latin America.
What kind of volunteer work do you do for AVSF?
For two years now, I have been doing translations into Spanish for AVSF on a volunteer basis. I have worked on several different types of documents: the website, a text on fair trade, a greeting card, the annual and financial reports, etc. So, I feel like I am making my contribution to the association.
Why did you decide to volunteer for AVSF?
For as long as I can remember, I have always been very interested in Latin American culture and civilization. My favorite classes in school were the history and geography classes that focused on culture and the study of people and their environment.
When I went to Peru for the first time, I really became aware of the importance of sustainable development and its implications for disadvantaged populations.
When I came back to France, I started to become more and more interested in translation. So, I decided to offer my skills to various NGOs in the sustainable development sector.
AVSF immediately won me over with its engagement in long-term activities for fighting hunger. That’s how I became a volunteer translator for AVSF.