Archive for June, 2012

May 2012 – El Chilar Jr. Hi Project (Computer Based Learning)

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Enrolment has increased from 5 students starting the program in the last school year to 12 this year. One student withdrew, and another student has just started since the school year began in February. The first reports of student progress have been sent to Bryan Butler, who runs the Computer Based Learning program.

May 2012 – Chicken project in El Chilar

Monday, June 4th, 2012

The chicken project in El Chilar has changed considerably since it’s beginning 15 months ago. It is now a combination of egg supply, raising baby chicks to grow and sell, and provide meat for the kids snack program at the school.

The food source for the chickens has gone from totally purchased chicken feed to corn donated by the families and green “stuff” that grows all over.

The last count is…..32 live chickens, and 11 eggs waiting to hatch

May 2012 – Our latest microloan

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Cristino, in El Chilar requested a micro loan, Saul helped with a proposal and budget, and Maria had the contract signed and monitored the initiation of the new pulperia.
I am optimistic that he will make this a success. I am thrilled to be able to give another family a “hand up”.

The fridge……..there will be cold beverages (none of them healthy) available to the folks in El Chilar