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Friday in Guatemala

Stove Delivery Team: Day Five of stove deliveries was full of challenges and blessings. We arrived at Casa Angelina Orphanage and loaded the last fourteen stoves to be delivered bringing our total for this trip to 100- which adds up to 550 stoves in four years!! Before we left Casa Angelina we were able to...

Wednesday in Guatemala

From Ken Sipes: In my 25 years on staff at Florence Crittenton in Charlotte, I have been through some 10,000 deliveries, but never have I experienced 31 in a day. Stove deliveries, day 3, on a mostly rainy day in a Mayan village high on a volcanic mountain set a new bar for access difficulty....

Tuesday in Guatemala

From Gail Satterthwaite – Day Two of stove deliveries – The recipients of the Ecocina stoves on this trip are identified by the social worker at Casa Angelina Orphanage who took us back to the district of Zaragoza. After loading 27 more stoves onto two trucks, we headed out. Stove team members Dave, Ken and...

Monday in Guatemala

Monday was the first day of stove deliveries. After loading the pickup with the first thirteen stoves (and mattresses to be delivered for Casa Angelina to homes without beds) the 2017 stove team and one small helper from Casa Angelina orphanage officially declared our first day “Jim & Sandy Speicher” day. Our Guatemalan translator (and...

Sunday in Guatemala

We spent our “free” day in the villages around Lake Atitlan – Central Americas largest volcanic lake. We toured a chocolate factory and visited with several different women’s co-ops. Learning how they make textile fabrics, and how regional medicinal herbs are used. One of our team even found some relief from a cold and cough...

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