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!)
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
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!
Leaving a community doesn’t get easier the more often you do it… … More “We will remember you…when we use our toilets”
A 4 year-long wait is finally over for this small, 250-person community… … More Open the Faucets!
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
On Tuesday, November 10th, at 9:00am, I had scheduled my blog update to post on my website. It was a positive post with a mention of the “Gift a Goat & More!” fundraiser and an update about the water pipeline. I had written the blog update the night prior and scheduled it to post while … More 9:00am (Part 1)
The fundraiser and current project in Panama are both going really well! … More Progress in the field and on the fundraiser!
February 7th 2009, I boarded a plane for Guatemala and a two-month project that changed the direction of my career from that point forward. I had found my place as an engineer. My first blog – yippeekiyay – documented those months and my first water/sanitation project abroad in San Antonio. I had returned, briefly, to … More Then and Now