I have been down here in Honduras since 30 June 2013 investigating various potable water projects of the Ann Campana Judge Foundation.
Los Mejias was completed. The community had a big celebration, and I mean big! Below are some photos, including one of the sign on the main road welcoming visitors to the community.
Behind the stage, the banner for the celebration:
Here is the water tank with amigo Rolando López (left), community leader Roberto Mejia, and Jorge Chávez, the young man who was the project's mason. Rolando had faith in him picked him for this, his first big job. At that time, he had three tools: a small hammer, a broken saw blade, and a square. With the money he earned, he bought new tools, has hired two younger apprentices and is doing well.
And here is my nifty diploma:
Next up is the village of Las Palmas, east of Los Mejias but still in the rugged Sierra de Omoa, near the Guatemala border.
Here are friend Alex Uriel Del Cid, our 'engineer' and city councilor of Omoa, and Rolando checking out the dam site:
And here is Alex instructing the community members on their responsibilities:
We are also checking out a potential project in the village of Tamarindo. It is a half-done project that the villagers started but did not get the money that was promised for completion. Alex and Rolando are going to check it out next week. In addition, some of the engineering is suspect. We'll have to see.
In Tegucigalpa now, will be heading to Zamorano (Escuela Agrícola Panamericana) on 8 July to visit friends and investigate joint projects.
'Aprender Haciendo' - Zamorano philosophy ("Learning by Doing')