I am sitting in Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) awaiting the third and last leg of my trip to San Pedro Sula. I will be there on behalf of the Ann Campana Judge Foundation, which has several potable water supply projects in the area.
The community of Las Palmas will hold a formal dedication of its water system and the village of Monte Vista will dedicate its childrens' library at its kindergarten.
The Las Palmas system's tank was completed in late March 2014. The tank is shown here with the proud mason, Jorge Chávez, and mi amigo Rolando López (without whose help none of this would have been possible). Leakage problems with the dam - reservoir system delayed full utilization for a few months.
Repairs to the dam and reservoir by Jorge have now rendered the system leak free. We are grateful to Ing. Denis Gutierrez of SANAA for providing advice and guidance.
The attached Power Point from Rolando shows the work.
In Monte Vista, Mary Frances and I supported the construction of a kindergarten and small library. The community has decided to name the latter after Mary Frances, herself a librarian. Here are some photos from Rolando:
What can I say - wonderful!
Off to San Pedro Sula now.
“If you sweat for it, you protect it.” – Afghan saying