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As I near the end of my placement here in Honduras, I'm finding it’s good to reflect: What have I learned? What have I done in these 5 months? Lists are always a popular blog item, so here, in no particular order, is what came to mind this morning:

  • Visited at least 25 different communities in 7 different ‘departments’ (the word for province or state here)
  • Reviewed and corrected the functioning of the electronic version of a household survey with
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It’s definitely time for a new blog post! Let’s see… in my last update, I was partway through the busy month of November and evaluation visits to each the project area. All those trips to different partners in different parts of the country are now complete and the data has all been collected. I feel so privileged to have seen some of the beauty, diversity, hardship and success that our partner organizations work in every day, to have...

Oh, wow, I can’t believe it has already been a month since my last blog post – so much has happened since then! The time has flown by, likely because our evaluation work has really geared up.

At the end of October I helped review and translate into English the quarterly and semi-annual reports that World Renew’s Honduran partners were required to submit. It was a great way to become more familiar with what each organization has...

Hi everyone,

I’m long overdue for an update! I’m now back in Tegucigalpa after three weeks at Spanish school in a beautiful little touristy town called Santa Lucia, about 20 minutes drive to the west of the north end of the capital. There I had six hours a day of one-on-one language instruction plus some homework for six days of the week, which was amazing and also a bit tiring at times. Hence the lack of updates. But...

Buenas tardes, todos! 

So far I've had a wonderful experience arriving and settling in here in Tegucigalpa. The city has been established between and on a ring of green hills (really mountains, since we're at an elevation of about 1000 ft), so the views are gorgeous from nearly every location, day or night. The home of my host family is on the side of one elevation so it's a truly spectacular vista from the back wall of their property. I have...

The day that rapidly approached once the date was finalized has now arrived - I'm here in Atlanta airport, awaiting the boarding call for my flight to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Already the lyrical rhythms of the Spanish language surround me and I smile as I catch an older couple across from me discussing who is right or wrong about something - a phenomenon that defies culture!

Though tired from my middle-of-the-night departure from home, I feel both relaxed and excited to be...