2013 Annual Report
If you’ve ever stayed at a hostel, you probably understand how a small action – be it a conversation, missed bus, or chance encounter – can lead to a sequence of life-changing events. These small actions that create a big difference are often referred to as the Butterfly Effect. And this is what our 2013 Annual Report (pdf) is all about.
Each year more than 400,000 guests pass through our hostels. And each one changes the course of their life and somebody else’s just by being there, speaking with new people, and sharing who they are and where they’re from.
The Annual Report shows HI-USA’s Butterfly Effect over the past year. But in addition to sharing our story, we want to hear yours. What small action happened at a hostel and changed you as a person or your life’s course? Click here to read what others have to say and to send us your own story.
In our mission to improve cultural understanding, this domino effect of life-changing events is stronger the more people who stay with us. Your support helps us do just that. To make a donation to ensure future generations have the same forum to learn, grow, and change their lives for the better click here .