Gift a Goat

Back in April, I wrote about a goat project for students scheduled tentatively for December of this year.  It is no longer tentative! I launched the crowd-funding site yesterday, Helene (my sister) is developing the training program, the team has been assembled and we have set the project date for December 2nd – 9th! Check out … More Gift a Goat

Photos from past 5 months

Here is a 2 minute photo montage video from the last 5 months worth of projects. A quick synopsis: Costa Rica (spanish school) El Salvador (spring water source scout) Panama (well drilling, borehole) Haiti (latrine construction, livestock) Ecuador (hygiene, sanitation, water management community training) Ecuador (water purification installation)

Fruits de mar

Language Blunder #954: “Fruits de mar” has nothing at all to do with fruit in Haiti- it means seafood. Helene and I almost ordered some sort of mango seafood dish thinking it was just a mango fruit cup. Oops! We returned home just after midnight from a successful and exhausting trip into the mountains of … More Fruits de mar

T-Minus 30 Hours

We are home from Panama! Pictured above are Eric, Pat, Me, Brittany & Jessica after we landed in Newark (Jimmie & Don landed in different airports) The project was challenging, but we learned a lot and I really enjoyed working with the students. I plan to share more photos soon, but I am leaving for … More T-Minus 30 Hours

Ahhhh…BOOM!

The drilling project application for Marbial, Haiti was originally denied by Hydromissions because of the rocky soil conditions of the small mountain village.  Among drillers who have worked in Haiti, the country is referred to as a “giant rock.”  And a “giant rock” is not a good match for our manual drilling equipment (EXP-50). Hydromissions … More Ahhhh…BOOM!