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Howard and Sarah in the Village
I spoke with Howard this morning. He and Sarah are safely in the village, and had a good night's sleep. I asked him if the roosters woke him up in the morning (about 4am) and he said no, that they woke up before the chickens! He was waiting for the interpreter to arrive later in the morning. They will then go for a walk around the village meeting people and explaining the purpose of his trip, after which they will start gathering information about the village and planing the English program. They hope to start teaching this Sunday. In one week they will be returning to Leticia to resupply and communicate by email. I will post an update of his progress then.
A new connection with the Idealist organizationWe are happy to announce that the Amazon Pueblo project is now registered with Idealist. Our page on their site is here, http://www.idealist.org/view/org/x8DX4CzfDn2D/.
This is their mission:
Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.
Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.
A Possible Solution to the Sustainable Energy Needs of La Libertad
Now available as a public document (sorry to those who tried to open it before and could not), is Jennifer's dissertation A Role for Biofuels in the Drug Wars. Jennifer is planning to volunteer in the village this July. We hope to be able to try planting a small crop of a biofuel plant and look at what is needed to produce biofuel to be used by La Libertad.