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
Returning to Valle Escondido – the land of all those slippery hills! We drilled one hole and found water, but it wasn’t enough, so we persisted … More Back to those slippery HILLS!
Three fabulous volunteers showed up in Panama! Choppy water, slippery logs, mangrove mud and “that cacao drink” were all part of their experiences … More Three Volunteers (and TWO video clips!)
A “drilling day” turned into a “scout day” in one of the most beautiful communities in the province. … More Hidden Valley (aka LOTS OF HILLS!)
This same scenario has played out time and again over the past 8 years. I go go go with the planning, fundraising, packing … More Dejavú?
Each Hydromissions project is unique because we work in many countries, most of which have different climates, languages and cultures within themselves. … More Panama Projects
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
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
*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)
The fundraiser and current project in Panama are both going really well! … More Progress in the field and on the fundraiser!