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So, I made it home (most of you have probably figured this out by now). Both my flights were on time, and I had no trouble getting through immigration, so my trip was delightfully hassle-free. 

Looking back on my trip, the past four weeks are a blur. I know now would be an appropriate place to describe how much I "accomplished," but that really wouldn't be honest. Yes, I did some traditional service on this trip, but more of my time...

ASJ

One day more!

I am no longer officially a volunteer with CRWRC, I am a volunteer with World Renew. No, I didn't do something crazy and change organizations. CRWRC (pardon me, World Renew) changed their name on me!

I spent the last three days working with World Renew's final partner organization in Honduras: Association for a More Just Society, or ASJ. If you can read Spanish, or have automatic translation in your web browser, you really should check out their website -...

Guess who's delighted to have internet access again? :)

I am back from six days in various parts of Nueva Suyapa, an underprivileged development on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa. Since Tegucigalpa is built in a valley, the suburbs are all on the hills and mountains overlooking the city. Nueva Suyapa is built into the hills on the east side of Tegus. 

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Monday of this week and last I spent working with MCM, a CRWRC partner organization in Nueva...

Harvest

Yesterday and today I visited communities in Choluteca that work with CRWRC's partner, Harvest.

Both communities I visited yesterday had recently received training from Harvest on the subjects of healthcare, nutrition, and birth control.  The day I visited was weigh-in day for all the children under 6, and I spent a few hours reading off weights of children for one of the community women to record. (see photos!) I also saw a community clinic, which consisted of some basic diagnostic equipment...

Greetings from Choluteca. If you happen to have a map of Honduras handy, you will notice that Choluteca is both a state and a city in the south of Honduras (kind of like New York, New York). I am staying in the city, and visiting communities around the state. It far more warm and humid here than in Tegucigalpa, but I don't think the heat is any worse that Washington, DC in July.  However, the general lack of air...

Photos!

Just wanted to make sure you noticed that I can post photos now. Clikc the "photos" link on the left side of the page under where it says "blog". To see the captions on a photo, hold your mouse over it. 

Olancho

I spent Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week in the Honduran state of Olancho, in the area surrounding the city of Catacamas. Some of you may be thinking: wait a minute, didn't she already go to Olancho? No, that was Olanchito (confusing, I know). In Olancho, I learned about and participated with some of Diaconia Nacional's sustainable agriculture projects. Diaconia is a CRWRC partner in Honduras that works in communities that have Christian Reformed churches. 

On...

Sorry I haven't blogged in so long. I have not had internet access for the last few days, but that (clearly) isn't much of an excuse…I'm going to use two posts to explain what has happened over the last week. Also, I should be able to add pictures to my blog now, so I'm going to try to post some of those soon.

Last weekend, I stayed with one of CRWRC's staff people in Tegucigalpa and went...

Much has happened since the last time I was able to write. I'll try to summarize the events of the last few days as succinctly as possible.

Wednesday morning I left Tegucigalpa for Olanchito with CRWRC staff members Ana, Irene, and Leanne. If you look at a map of Honduras, Olanchito looks fairly close to Tegucigalpa. However, there is no paved road directly connecting the two cities, so we needed to travel via La Ceiba. It was a long drive, but...

Buen dia desde Honduras! 

I visited the CRWRC office for the first time today and met CRWRC's Honduras staff. Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming in both Spanish and English. The CRWRC office in Tegucigalpa mainly handles administrative work, sending funding and taking reports from the partner organizations around the country. I got a brief overview of what all the partner organizations do and it was an impressive list. I will give more information on specific partner organizations later, as I...

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