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Todo Positivo

March 25, 2014 I arrived in Ecuador on May 6th and a lot has happened over the last couple of weeks including my first visit to the new Las Mercedes Health Center, which has been serving the local residents since … Continue reading

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Our Doors are Open!

March 1, 2014 The Las Mercedes Health Center is ready to serve the community! In June of 2011, we broke ground on the Las Mercedes Health Center.  After completing construction in the fall of 2012, we waited patiently for resources … Continue reading

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Viva Las Mercedes!

Monday, May 27th, 2013 I arrived in Ecuador on May 13th and, fortunately, I have hardly had a moment to rest over the past couple weeks.  Most of my time has been dedicated to the preliminary project evaluation that was … Continue reading

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New directions for 2013…

January 27th, 2013 During the Winter break I traveled to Ecuador to continue collaborating with the community of Las Mercedes. I was really excited to work in the project for a full month and my time there was invigorating and … Continue reading

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An Amazing Summer

Monday, September 10th, 2012 It seems like just yesterday I was arriving in Las Mercedes to begin the summer.  After returning to Hawaii to begin the fall semester, I have finally had a few moments to reflect on all of … Continue reading

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Almost there…

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 Over the past few weeks, several visitors have arrived in Huaquillas to volunteer.  Jairon and Ana were students of mine at Hawaii-Pacific University, and they arrived in early July to help out in various aspects of … Continue reading

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The final phase of construction begins!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 Last Sunday, June 3rd, we officially began the final phase of construction for the community health center in Las Mercedes by holding a community work party (“minga”).  The goal for the minga was to dig 24 holes for the … Continue reading

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