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There was a buzzing excitement with a tinge of unbelievably and muted sadness among both sets of volunteers, as we made our way from Masaya to Managua for our mid-term review. On the one hand, we got...
Progressio, 25 November 2014
Over the past four weeks, my compañeros and I have had the absolute honour of experiencing first hand the remarkable Salvadorian ability to overcome the arduous situations that, from time to time,...
Progressio, 24 November 2014
Week six brought about a productive week where we finished off the remaining eco latrines for the week and continued on with our English lessons at the El Pochote School. We now do lessons every...
Progressio, 24 November 2014
As an outsider it’s difficult to understand not only that this beautiful country we are learning to call home was once torn apart by war, but also to comprehend how such kind hearted people could...
Progressio, 20 November 2014
In a previous team blog, we spoke about micro-organism soup (not the scientific name). This yeast-smelling concoction has been a recurring theme during our agricultural activities and this week we...
Progressio, 20 November 2014
Laying the first bricks of the eco latrines was a very exciting moment.   The first few weeks of our placement had been spent in preparation. We had workshops and training, surveyed families in...
Progressio, 18 November 2014
As we enter our fifth week in Honduras and fourth in Guayape, we are at a loss as to where the time is going. November is upon us already, yet it seems like only yesterday that we boarded our plane...
Progressio, 17 November 2014
Now the niceties, greetings and settling in are over, hard work needed to commence. Not only was there to be between four and five hours of construction each day, there were also community activities...
Progressio, 17 November 2014
In collaboration with our partner organisation El Movimiento Salvadoreño de Mujeres (MSM)  our group from Nuevo Gualcho were given the opportunity to participate in a turtle liberation as part...
Progressio, 17 November 2014
As week 4 draws to a close, after having hung up our shovels and scrubbed the caked-on mud from every crevice of our body, it is safe to say that the week has been a resounding success. Our team has...
Progressio, 4 November 2014