With only three more days left of the Project, our hearts were filling up with bittersweet feelings knowing that these last moments would be our final time together. After a long duration of travelling by boat and bus, we have safely arrived back in Asuncion's Hotel Palmas del Sol. On Sunday, we visited the Asuncion Church to give a report of our time at Bahia Negra and Puerto Leda. The community of Asuncion Church has prepared us a wonderful lunch and performance for us to e
On the 13th day, after spending three fulfilling days, we had to depart the beautiful settlement of Puerto Leda. We began the day watching the sunrise one last time with the participants. Afterwards, we prepared ourselves to go fishing on the boats. We separated into three teams based on our level of experience and made our way to the Paraguay River. It was a beautiful day for fishing and each team caught many fish including piranhas, dog fishes, bagre amarillos, and tiny dor
Our 11th day was quite a busy day but we got a taste of the “pioneers’ experience”. Right after breakfast, we drove back to the Pig Land to cut down the palm trees around the area. Despite these palm trees having a rather thin trunk, the process of cutting them down required strenuous work. However, the participants were determined and worked extremely hard to cut them down just like the pioneers did when they first came to Leda. Together, we cut about 50 trees and everyone w
Leaving the town of Bahia Negra was a bittersweet moment for all of us. On the morning of the 10th day, we loaded up the speed boats and travelled through the Paraguay River. We made a quick visit to Esperanza, one of the indigenous villages the first year participants worked with. We had the chance to meet the students and teachers from the local school and even see the mural the original team created.
After about 2 hours of travelling on the boat, we’ve finally reached Le
After hours of travelling on a bus, we’ve finally reached Bahia Negra. We’ve spent a total of 4 days with this community and the people here have welcomed us with open hands and warm hearts. Our main projects in Bahia Negra included the campaign for creating a cleaner city through the installation of trash cans around the town that we have stenciled with paint. Our campaign slogan, “Ciudad Limpia Alma Limpa” means “Clean City Clean Soul” where we want to encourage the communi