Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Maria's house=funds raised by you

On our way out of El Sauce - with much patience and great detective work by our drivers, we were able to track down Maria and tell her she would be able to receive a '4 walls' house . She was thrilled!
It 's so rewarding to actually make the connection -meet and see exactly where your donations are going.Maria lives here with her twins , her mother and sister . It's a bit of a hike to town and the actually building process will be more difficult .I would love to be a part of it ....not sure our kids would jump back in but ya never know. hopefully there will be a group going over in the spring and the work will get started

building the house

this is a picture of the room we replaced . this family was a recipient of one of the first '4 walls' projects but it was a very small space for a growing family of 5.
there were trenches to be dug .
we quickly learned to sift, mix and morter. It was cool getting to know the family and being able to work side by side with the people directly effected by the project.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ziiiiip lining

Today we went to Granada . Beautiful colonial
City . We zip lined on mbacho volcano

Volcano boarding and zip lining

I tried but could post last night .we boarded. Down cerro negro. It was CNN's # 2 list of things to do before you die. We got that going for us

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Just sayin

By the way Ike has been helping with the blog posts . Maybe you can tell which ones. He's actually much quicker at this thAn I am

Beach day

Left el sauce -the 4 walls house with a few rows of bricks left to do. On our way out of town we stopped to see the recipient of the funds we raised . She was speechless.on to Leon for beaches fish heads and wakeboards and pizza(no rice and beans) ahhh.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day in the mountains

Long car ride to the mountains than horse rides up to tortilla and coffee factory. Ike was in heaven eating sugar cane!

Working with family

Worked all day with the family that we were building the house for.most of it got done