As a Contributor to Bask, an Orange County luxury lifestyle magazine, I have had the honor to interview founders of charitable organizations on their altruistic cause. The highlights of my interviews are learning about their ‘a-ha moments‘ which pushed them to step outside of their comfort zone to start their non-profit. So many of these philanthropists on the grassroots level have made tremendous changes in our world through serving a small sector or community in need. For the Bask Spring issue, I interviewed the founder of “Rainforest Glow” (formerly known as “House of the Children”), Nancy Santullo, over a spontaneous 4 hour coffee date at one of Los Angeles’ favorite raw, vegan restaurant Gratitude Cafe in Larchmont, LA.
Over 10 years ago, Nancy decided after a life-altering experience to sell her belongings, pack her bags and move to Peru. Her calling lead her to empower indigenous peoples through the flow of clean water, dignified sanitation infrastructure and health education in context to the cultural and environmental needs people in the remote Amazon Rainforest of Peru. She also leads Energy workshops and is the type of woman that leaves you feeling more energized, intuitive and intelligent.