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.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Taking responsibility - stoves in Honduras

Since the beginning of February 8 volunteers have built 8 stoves for families of the students. A few weeks ago a stove was being built for the family of two boys, Pablo and Mario. On a friday morning we arrived to the school to find all the materials for 4 stoves.

These materials needed to be split up into four piles so the families receiving stoves could get their respective materials.

What better activity to kick off a Friday morning than to enlist the primary school children to help Marko and Eric split up 360 bricks and 80 cinder blocks!

The kids loved it! Particularly Mario and Pablo who took this on as a major responsibility, given that 25 percent of these blocks would be for their home.

It was great to see Pablo and Mario taking such responsibility for their stove and to see the entire community of children work together to get the job done. With a smile!


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