Monday, July 7, 2008

Things are really rolling...

Greetings from another fantastic week in Chimal. The team received some excellent news this week - we have received funding from LDS Welfare Services for 400 Adobe stove chimneys! We are definitely going to be busy until the end of August.

Stoves are keeping the team very busy. We reviewed over 60 stoves last week and most of them were better than our demonstration stoves. The women really do a great job - all we have to do is explain the process and help them understand the value of removing smoke from their homes. In other project news, Nicole´s hand washing stations are starting to take off. She taught a very effective lesson that ended with ten women building their very own stations.

To celebrate the fourth of July five volunteers went to Honduras, spending time at the magnificent Copan Ruinas and the playa. The rest of the team headed to Antigua for a little souvenir shopping and some site seeing.

Some volunteers found mysterious bird droppings on their beds. The culprit was finally found and volunteers have learned their lesson - they are now keeping their bedroom doors shut.

Yes all remains well in the pink and green house! Until next time,

The HELP Guatemala Team