So today happened. It was a good day, many laughs were shared along with great memories.
Our bus left bright and early, and we headed out to the Open Windows
Foundation, the learning center. We met our DWC connection Theresa and
Patrick, a Swiss man who has been volunteering with the organization. We
were given a tour of the Children's Centre right away, then we were
divided up into two groups and headed to our work sites where we will be
building houses for the next week. Before we started the work, we were
taken to both of the work sites and given a background story on the
families that we were building the house for. One woman had been saving
up for eight years to purchase a small plot of land.
After a few hours of vigorous work, we were treated to lunch in the home
of a local family. It was delicious, and we all had a big appetite.
Then we were back to the grind, and worked again until 4:00. We mixed
cement, carried a lot of bricks, and made re-bar, among other jobs.
we went out for dinner in Antigua with Mary, and luckily the menu was
in English too so we knew what we were ordering! We enjoyed a nice, warm
walk back to the hotel (it's definitely not winter here :-) ) and
headed up to the terrace to end the night.
Guatemala is treating us well. We'll let you know how day 4 goes tomorrow!
The Guat Crew
DWC Participants & Sahali High School Students
Guatemala: March 2014