CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

Click on the following for our most recent official project reports for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Perú and Brazil.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Four new "Norwegian" stoves in Honduras

This past week four new stoves have been completed in San Rafael, bringing the total now built this year to eleven.

This time our thanks goes to two willing volunteers from Norway, Charlotte and Linnea, who are longtime friends and who decided to mix their summer break with some community action and realised that GVI offered the ideal means to do this.

Although a lorry had delivered several tonnes of bricks, blocks, cement etc, to two sites there was still quite a bit of carrying and lifting as the houses are quite spread out, dotted around the hills with difficult access.

Then, of course, there was plenty of mixture making, sawing, frame-making and bricklaying.

All the stoves were built in the houses of kids from the school; Tatiana, Leonel, Kevin, Rosa, Jesus, Miguel. As the school was closed last week many of them were eager to help us out, despite taking time out to do homework.

We were also ably assisted by Vicente, one of the fathers in the community who Rufus is training up and will be taking over the responsibility for building future stoves in the project.

He will have his first two volunteers arriving in July who are scheduled to build another 3 stoves.
At the end of a busy week Charlotte and Linnea were happy with their experience as well as the families with their new stoves!


How does GVI Phoenix make a difference?

The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects