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, September 11, 2010

High School Update – launch of Plan Cuy in Ecuador

Great news from Ecuador as Chandna Agarwal, short term construction volunteer and GVI Ambassador, was able to start building the first cuy (guinea pig) house as part of our latest sustainable high school funding initiative – Plan Cuy.

With generous fundraising from past volunteers, we were able to offer Diana and Luisa who graduated in July from Huayrapungo the option of a cow under Plan Moo, or a specially designed cuy house and cuyes for breeding and selling, enabling them to save money for their high school costs, and the chance to run their own micro-business. Both have opted for the guinea pigs, and so after we complete Luisa’s cuy house, we will work on Diana’s. Keep in touch to see pictures of the completed houses plus their residents!!


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