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Brian’s first month in El Pital by Brian Goetz

Each morning, waking to the sound of the roosters of El Pital crowing even before dawn blesses the valley, I must be thankful for finding myself so fortunate (as we all must, as we see each new day).  I have … Continue reading

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Census of the Senses by Un Mundo

When conducting an official census, what are the unofficial, unaccounted for questions of a community? Are some facts more significant than others? Who asks the questions and who gets to answer them? In this project, we set out to explore … Continue reading

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Dancing as a Community by Meredith Ferrill

Thanks to the many generous donors, in December, I was able to return to El Pital, Honduras. During my week back, teaching dance to the children I had worked with this summer, I was able to reconnect with the Lobo … Continue reading

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El Pital High School Update by Robert Tuebner

The new High School in El Pital has made incredible progress; the second phase is just about finished with only small details required before classes can be held in the new three-classroom building.  We’ve run into obstacles with the price … Continue reading

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El Pital Pilot Community Survey by Robert Tuebner

We’ve had a busy couple of months, during April and May; we worked hard on a community survey to assess the needs in the towns of El Pital and La Lucinda.  We surveyed every single house in both communities, gathering … Continue reading

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Progress with the Un Mundo Building by Robert Tuebner

It’s been seven months since Elly and I arrived in Honduras to begin working in the Cangrejal Watershed.  During our time here we’ve witnessed many changes to the Un Mundo building, we’ve had some set backs but we’ve also had … Continue reading

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Asking the People by Robert Tuebner

Once the Un Mundo building is finished and we will be in El Pital full-time, we plan on beginning our entry into the community by going door to door to meet each family and conduct an informal survey while introducing … Continue reading

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Un Mundo Building — Progress with Setbacks by Robert Tuebner

When we entered the abandoned building our first week in Honduras we often were asking ourselves, “Where do we begin?”  Six weeks later we are still asking the same question, even after much progress.  The first two weeks we scrubbed … Continue reading

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High School — Phase 1 Completion by Elly Goetz

Upon arriving in El Pital, Rob and Elly were pleasantly surprised to find the first phase of the high school project almost complete. Two new classrooms and a new office for the administration only required minor details before completion.  The … Continue reading

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Getting Our Feet Wet by Elly Goetz

After six months of planning, we (Rob and Elly) finally arrived in Honduras.  The minute we stepped off the plane we’ve had a plethora of resources being offered to us from many like-minded individuals working in the River Valley. This … Continue reading

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