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!
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…”
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)
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
Helene and I are en route to Haiti (layover in FL right now) and will not be able to communicate until we return next week. I was certainly spoiled in Panama because the Wood’s house was solar powered and I was able to communicate easily with you all back home. It won’t be like that … More Remote. Really Really Remote.
Message from Cait: “We’ll finish the latrines by the end of today (thankfully!) & spend tomorrow getting to our next project village. I attempted to plow earlier but the oxen won!” Update: “The sun has set and we’re still working at the latrine site. We are sharing one small flashlight between the 5 men finishing … More Latrines and plowing