Last Week in Panama

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

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5 Awesome Volunteers!

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!

2015 Review

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

A New Drilling Team!

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!

It doesn’t rain “cats and dogs” here…

…but Parrots instead! Panama – where the seasons are “wet” and “wetter.” 😉 My first couple weeks here have been busy, sometimes hectic, most always muddy and GREAT! When I arrived, there was a team here at the Wood’s house from Washington State. They were having medical/dental clinics, building rain-catchment systems and drilling wells (with … More It doesn’t rain “cats and dogs” here…

My Favorite Photo!

This is a current photo of Carlos & Victor using the well we drilled and installed back in March on Isla Bastimentos, Panama. This borehole well taps into a spring that flows year-round. It is so cool to see about half* the members of the community really using and benefitting from this source of safe … More My Favorite Photo!