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.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Toothbrush Frenzy in La Thompson and Chiriza - Nicaragua!!

In March, GVI Phoenix volunteers and staff passed out nearly 200 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste to the children who have attended our schools consistently in both of our communities.

In La Thompson, where we have been working for over 26 months, the distributing of the toothbrushes was very organized. In Chiriza, where we have worked for just eight months, the passing of the brushes and paste was a bit hectic as many of the children had never received a toothbrush or paste.

Once the chaos cleared, we had successfully passed out toothbrushes and paste to many children who either clean their teeth infrequently or not at all. A special thank you to Dr. Lee Gaglione and Loretta Branton and the FUMC of Grand Junction, Colorado for your work in getting these toothbrushes and paste donated!


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