Managing projects, training new well drillers, guest speaking and seeing friends tie the knot. This busy summer has flown by so fast that I don’t even feel unpacked from Haiti as I pack for Panama. … More The wheels on my car go round and round
A special team worked together on the well in Buena Esperanza! … More No Sharks in Shark Hole
We went to Isla Tigre, where most of Simon’s family lives. Tigers? No, but we did spot a little orange kitten … More Tiger Island
4 (or 5) countries in 2 months. Lots of projects ahead of me! … More My Next 4 (0r 5) Countries
Leaving a project community is always bittersweet. It is hard to jump between countries because I am always leaving family behind every time I get on a plane. Sometimes it is my biological family and sometimes it is the communities I have come to love as I live and work with them. I am especially attached to … More A New Drilling Team!
I got home early yesterday morning from a short (productive) project in Haiti! This was Phase 2 of the Gift a Goat program started last year by me and my sister, Helene. We had Dana and John return with us for their second time in Marbial and Chelsey joined us for her first time volunteering … More Better grades for goats
I just want to thank you all who helped make the first phase of “Gift a Goat” so successful! We currently have 35 female goats in the community being cared for by the students themselves with 32 more goats funded (but not yet purchased). In addition, 10 female goats and 1 male goat (billy goat) were … More THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
The mountain community who received the training from Helene and Dana were surprised to learn that goats needed water daily. The community was really receptive to the training and interacted with many questions over the 4 days. In the end, they learned about basic goat care, first aid, breeding and milking. On the last day … More Goats don’t need water. Right?
Back in April, I wrote about a goat project for students scheduled tentatively for December of this year. It is no longer tentative! I launched the crowd-funding site yesterday, Helene (my sister) is developing the training program, the team has been assembled and we have set the project date for December 2nd – 9th! Check out … More Gift a Goat
Here I go again, updating you all while sitting in the airport awaiting my flight. I feel like I am always rushing right before a project, so the easiest place to update you all is while I am waiting for my flight 🙂 This time I am going to Ecuador with MedWater. Our focus as … More Ecuador with MedWater