These fotos are from our latest trip to Montana verde.
In this one we happy we still thought horses were going to come
to give us a ride up the mountain. (they didn't come) We walked
up the mountain 12-15 kilometers with equipment. Sad day.
Our difficult walk made this girl sad.
But coffee makes Kalin happy.
This is Justin and his family. He lives at about 2000 meters above sea level.
His house is too high to be included with the rest of the town to get water. But
he has been one of the most helpful people during the studies.
Friday, November 27, 2009
So we got the chance to go to a wedding a couple of weeks ago. The girl who go married is Kalin's name twin, Kelin, pronounced the same here. She is the sister in law of my counterpart. The wedding was interesting- two guys from the municipalidad came and read the laws regarding marriage as they signed their papers as they sat at the dinner table. Her father did escort her into the room and and had some words for his new son-in-law. So we ate good food, had good cake and there was dancing too. It was good time
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This is the kitchen of a lady named Mariana. She lives in the 2nd to highest house in the community, so we're going to be putting the tank near her house.
These guys are moliendo (grinding?) sugar cane to get the juice out. The oxen turn the wooden thingy and the man in the middle sticks the cane in, and you can see the juice coming out. They later boil the juice all day, and then it solidifies into what they call, dulce. This is pure brown sugar. It's pretty yummy in coffee.
This is Julia. She told me she was ugly when I asked her if I could take a picture with her, but look how cute she is!!
So Bert and I have been working on a pretty cool project lately in a pretty poor and inaccessible village. To get there, we drive for 1 and a half hours on a dirt road, and then continue on horseback for three hours. There isn't electricity, water, or letrines of any sort here. So we have quite an experience. While we're there, they cook us food and we stayed in Ana's house. She is a 28 year old single woman who still lives with her parents, but has her own house. Her dad is a pastor at the evangelical church. This is her house. The door on the left is the kitchen and the door on the right is the bedroom. We shared a twin sized bed to sleep on, but it was ok cause it was really cold.
This is where the community will get their water from. These guys are the guys that helped us on our survey.
Anita's kitchen. On the right hand side of the picture is the stove they cook on. Its a firewood stove. In the middle of the picture on the table there is a rock on top of a stone. She uses that to crush her beans with. She sewed the clothes she's wearing.