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Looking for lateral move into the social field (Lima)

I have found that my background, being in the textile/fashion industry, is not the career I would like to pursue anymore. I got my BA of Engineering last year and I am now looking for opportunities to enter the social field (Social Research was a great deal in my Thesis).
I have spent 5 months in Lima from September '13 to February '14 and I was trying to get into small NGO's and alike that are working with the poor (for instance) directly. I tried volunteering but unless you have some good contacts or the necessary budget to PAY for the fees, it is a dead end.

Is there anyone that might have some contacts or knows of NGO's that would accept people with no prior experience in the field but with a big heart and the willingness to learn and to get busy? I would say that my Spanish Level is almost intermediate but definitely improving.

For now, I am not necessarily looking for a paid job. I would love to work for a bed and some food.

Thanks in advance!
Warm Regards!

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