La Cumbra

La Cumbra




Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Starting Out!!

Hi All

This is my Blog which I will hopefully be updating on a regular basis. This will of course depend on the availability of Internet Cafes during the 24 weekends of my stay.

As most of you already know I am volunteering for 6 months in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. (Have a look at the map posted on the home page if you would like to get an idea of the location). I have been placed by an Irish non profit organisation called EIL. The work will involve aiding rural communities in the construction and maintenance of Wells, Greenhouses, Rainwater Harvesting, Latrines and Crop Irrigation.

While There, I will be staying with a host family who will have to put up with me for the duration (God Help Them!!)

My plan is provide regular updates to this Blog with photos and videos and I am happy to answer any ongoing question you may have. I will also be providing details on the various projects I will be involved in.

As soon as I get established and comfortable with my surroundings, I am hoping to use the funds collected in Ireland to fund some of the projects mentioned above. Again, if needed I will be hounding you for more donations. I have placed a donation button under the map above and I would also like to sincerely thank you for your support to date.

Thanks for reading and keep checking in on this blog. I should hopefully have a few pics and video entries on my next post. Feel free to pass on the post details to your friends.

All the best