We finished the Rain Water Catchment (Plan “B”) project in Butenga! It took about a week and a half to get the material to the site, but only three days to complete the work. Planning and scheduling can be quite difficult in the field. The town, Luweero, that we go to for most of the … More Rain, rain, please STAY!
4 (or 5) countries in 2 months. Lots of projects ahead of me! … More My Next 4 (0r 5) Countries
Simon (pictured in red shirt), Raul & Chuck drilled a new well on Isla Tigre! Simon, who I trained 6-months ago, has drilled 3 other wells previously on Isla Tigre. This new well will serve a cluster of 3 homes (about 15 people), however each home can have additional relatives staying for long periods at … More Isla Tigre has a new well!
…but Parrots instead! Panama – where the seasons are “wet” and “wetter.” 😉 My first couple weeks here have been busy, sometimes hectic, most always muddy and GREAT! When I arrived, there was a team here at the Wood’s house from Washington State. They were having medical/dental clinics, building rain-catchment systems and drilling wells (with … More It doesn’t rain “cats and dogs” here…
This is a current photo of Carlos & Victor using the well we drilled and installed back in March on Isla Bastimentos, Panama. This borehole well taps into a spring that flows year-round. It is so cool to see about half* the members of the community really using and benefitting from this source of safe … More My Favorite Photo!
A storm rolled in this morning that has kept us from working on the Latrine so far today…which gives me time for a quick update. We have been working on a little bit of everything for the past week. Hygiene education, latrine construction, Kinkajou home repair, drilling boreholes, pump repair and boat building. We spent … More “It will be here tomorrow…”
Six weeks have gone by since my last post, but since I am still Stateside for recovery, there isn’t too much that seems exciting enough to post 😉 I’ve decided to just share a small variety of photos showing what I have been up too lately – I have a photo display currently showing at Bogarts Bookstore in … More What have I been doing?!
Surgery went well! I can walk around now just fine for about thirty minutes at a time before I need a break. I am not super comfortable on stairs yet, but with PT a couple times a week, they should get easier soon. The projects I am managing for Hydromissions are going well. A rain … More Quick Update on Surgery & Projects
That’s how I feel when I am speaking in front of more than four people. Here is a video file of me sharing at last week’s Missions night at church. I only had a couple days notice so I was extra nervous (although I’ve never actually given a speech when I wasn’t nervous even when … More My tongue is too big for my mouth
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)