Home and Away Again

I returned safe and sound from Barbuda and now I’m off to Haiti! … More Home and Away Again

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5 Awesome Volunteers!

One of the first projects in Panama was to check out a new community called Dejada for a potential rain catchment system. Dejada was described as being near another community that I thought was called “Charcoal.” It sounded like “Charcoal” or “Sharcoal,” but it was neither. It was called “Shark Hole.” I am not joking- I felt a … More 5 Awesome Volunteers!

2015 Review

I am so excited to announce that WE REACHED OUR FUNDING GOAL for the “Gift a Goat & More” campaign! Thank you all for supporting and sharing the fundraiser with your friends and family! As I am preparing for my 2016 projects, I realized that I almost forgot to highlight what we have accomplished together in … More 2015 Review

Hasta luego!

This was a week of goodbyes and hellos. -I said goodbye to Somerdale and hello to Vineland as I moved the last of my belonging to my dad’s house. -I said goodbye to my co-workers and tomorrow I will be saying hello to the Spanish Language Institute in Costa Rica for 7-weeks of intensive study. … More Hasta luego!

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!

New Toy!

I am a little concerned about getting caught up on rocks as we drill in the mountain village of Marbial. This is a percussion drill bit the students at Rowan University designed to help me beat up those rocks! Thank you Rowan University Engineers & Innovators without Borders!