I'm not sure how I ended up here or how I was assigned such an awesome project. But I'm here and I love my job, my community and my project partners.
Today started as a normal day. I got up, ate my breakfast in my pjs and did some reading. Then my project partners daughter shows up at my door all huffy puffy insisting that I type a list of students names from the community who are currently attending university.
"This is for today?" I asked.
"It's for like, right now." She said. I was slightly irritated but agreed. When she turned to leave I asked why exactly it was for right now and she nonchalantly said, it's for the president. Mmm okay. President of what? Que se yo. So I type.
20 minutes later I deliver my memory stick to Mairenny and we go to print. I was supposed to walk up to the entrance of my community at 10am to see the new sign and landscaping. Which turned out awesome, by the way...
Back in February the prez came to visit my women's group and offering them a government loan through the agricultural funding program. He also payed to have the streets paved (which is effing awesome because now when it rains there's no mud), and is building bathrooms for everyone in my community who does not have one.
Today he was actually visiting a neighboring town to see about funding a tilapia project similar to ours and decided to pop in to visit his friends in Bombita. I'll tell you what, there's nothing that brings excitement to a community like a visit from the president. I'm so proud of my project partners. They have made Bombita a much better place to live through their dedication to their project and community.
And then we went to the beach to celebrate, obvi.
Oh and then there was this, which is not 100% accurate...and this journalist is kind of a dick but for those of you who speak Spanish, it's an article about me and peace corps. Hopefully the link works. Enjoy :)