Dejada

Simon, Shirlene, Ellie and I returned to Dejada to build the rain catchment system about two weeks after our initial visit. That two weeks was enough time for the community to build a platform for the water tank and cut posts to support the elevated pipe from the roof to the tank. It is really … More Dejada

Panama Mud

  It has been nearly a week since I left Panama. It was a long and difficult project, but the outcome was good. A well was drilled on Isla Tigre, a toilet installed for Simon, a pump repaired for Viviana’s community well and the 2,400′ pipeline bringing water to the school and mangrove houses was … More Panama Mud

9:00am (Part 2)

*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)