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Back to the daily grind in Porvenir! We were up early for a seven a.m. departure. Not a big deal considering that most days a few of us are often up before the roosters and the stray dogs that populate SJV. Sunday seems to be the day of music. From sunrise until after sunset, the ...Read more.
Today we took a break from the project to explore the coast of El Salvador, famous to all the world-class surfers out there. The rotary club from New Hampshire graciously invited us to the beach house, named ‘El Otro Lado’. Literally this means “the other side”, which is exactly what the beach house feels like. ...Read more.
We began our day by piling into the “scoffer” and headed to Porvenir to continue our site assessment! Jesse, Ariel, and Jesus Antonio made a clay dam around the outflow located upstream from the existing spring box. Jesse and Ariel measured the flow rate of the outflow, while Rob and Jake took detailed measurements of ...Read more.
Another day in El Salvador! The group woke up at 7 AM and enjoyed another breakfast at Epilogos of cereal, yogurt, and oatmeal! Mike wanted us to check out another project going on in a different part of San Jose Villanueva for a little bit this morning. The project is a house construction for a ...Read more.
On Monday, we were anxiously awaiting the arrival of our mentor for the project, Professor John Durant. Professor Durant has been involved with the El Salvador group of EWB for many years, and oversaw the successful implementation project in Arada Vieja a few years ago. We’re excited to have him here to get his perspective ...Read more.
We started our day with a relaxed morning. Luke and Jake woke up early and went to Catholic Mass with Mike. It was lively, and although some of the Spanish was over Jake’s head, they all enjoyed the live music. When they returned, we spent the rest of the morning brainstorming and evaluating ideas for ...Read more.
Hola nuestros amigos! Today we were challenged by the San Jose Villanueva women’s softball team. We met them at the town field to play one 8 inning game of softball in the hot Salvadoran sun. Beads of sweat began to trickle from our brows as we watched the SJV team stroll in with their crisp ...Read more.
Buenos dias! Our third day in El Salvador was full of exploration. We started our morning with an exciting ride to El Porvenir. Our friend Felipe picked us up in his bright red pick up truck. Our group has worked with Felipe since the beginning of the El Porvenir project (about 3 years). Felipe is ...Read more.
We’ve successfully completed our first full day here in El Salvador! We woke up at 7:30 AM here in the Epilogos Volunteer house, got ourselves ready for the day, and then headed over to the main Epilogos building for breakfast. Ana, who works, with Mike & Susie, made us an awesome pancake breakfast before we ...Read more.
The morning began for most of us with a relaxing 3:30 a.m. alarm. I spent the next ten minutes questioning why we ever decided to book a 6:00 a.m. flight. Following a final cleanup of the house and some scrambling for luggage, Rob, Roxanne, Ariel, Luke, Jake and I hopped into a cab at 4:15 ...Read more.