Kasey Castellanos Living Memoirs Interview


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Kasey shared her time as a house parent and caretaker at Familia Feliz, an orphanage in Rurrenbaque, Bolivia. Kasey discussed a difficult situation in her family during her childhood and how this led her to her desired career path. She shared about the difficulties and joys of working with the children at Familia Feliz.

Bolivia is a land-locked country in South America, with one-third of the country consisting of the Andes mountains. The primary ethnic groups in Bolivia consist of indigenous groups (like the Aymara, Quechua, and Guaraní), Mestizos (or those of mixed ethnicity), and those of Spanish-European descent, and 36 indigenous languages are named as official Bolivian languages along with Spanish. Bolivia is known for its wildlife and expansive salt flats.

Arnade, Charles W. and McFarren, Peter J.. "Bolivia". Encyclopedia Britannica, 9 Nov. 2023, https://www.britannica.com/place/Bolivia. Accessed 15 November 2023.

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