Rotary Guatemala Team 2015 arrived home March 2nd to find a nice tribute in The Chemainus Valley Courier on the editorial page. Tired after the long trip – and an extra night in Vancouver because of a delayed flight – the team appreciated the comments. Although the team was the front line for helping the community of San Antonio Palopo, the entire Chemainus Rotary Club supported the project and made it happen. Also, many contributions came from others in the Chemainus community and all of Chemainus can be proud.
Both last year and this year we ran into other groups, many of them Rotary, who were doing projects in Guatemala. Everything from literacy programs, water projects, health education, latrine construction, schools and books. Combined, the projects are having a significant impact and making the world a better place.
Watch for a few more blog posts of interesting things from Guatemala in the next few days. It will be a treat to do posts where the internet does not drop out frequently and take forever to load a picture.