Usually 4 weeks can feel like a long time, but in Panama, the time flies. We have so many communities that we are working in and I have a great place to stay (with the Wood family) and a small workshop to work on the pumps that it makes it easy to pass the time. … More Time flies when you’re having fun…drilling wells!
Closing off my three months in Panama is sad, but I am looking forward to going home to see my family … More Last Week in Panama
4 (or 5) countries in 2 months. Lots of projects ahead of me! … More My Next 4 (0r 5) Countries
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
*to make it easier to share this update, I am going to call the community leader “John.” I had originally written it with “community leader” throughout, but it seemed difficult to read it that way. The next morning (Wednesday), I started packing my tools at daybreak to head back to the village. I was still letting … More 9:00am (Part 2)
Digging the trench is going slowly, but little by little, we are making progress! In order to maintain community involvement, we work when the community members are able to work with us. Last weekend, I worked with 3 guys on Saturday and 1 guy on Sunday. Even though it is hard work, if I can get at … More Poco a Poco (little by little)
We crossed the border into Guatemala successfully! We were sort of prepared for some minor hassling that you would expect at a border crossing, but ours was smooth. We walked over from El Salvador to Guatemala which really just means we took a truck to the El Salvador Frontier, got the stamps we needed … More Back to where it all began!
All is well in La Cumbre, El Salvador. We have enjoyed spending time with the community. I checked the water tanks and pipes and the system is functioning but they are in the middle of a little drought and the water is coming out of the spring very slowly. Jen taught the kids a fun game … More Where there is coffee, there is life!
I am frequently asked the question, “How do you decide where to go?” Because I go to so many different countries over the course of a year, it might seem like I just hop around and show up in communities unannounced like a drill-rig-carrying-salesman. Although it would certainly make for a comedic documentary, I do not … More Who? What? Warnings? When? How?
You know how I am always busy prepping for a trip? Especially when I have less then a week between my previous trip and the new one? Well, that little window of time is my excuse for not letting you all know about Panama 🙂 I’m sitting on a plane at JFK airport in NY and … More Quickest Update Ever!