What a Tuesday

By Ronnie  Chinchilla – Global Village Field Coordinator

6:00 A.M. – Got up business as usual a little early but we will survive.

6:30 A.M. – Breakfast with the team typical Guatemalan food. No better way to start the day then with fried plantains!

7:00 A.M. – Traveled to work site.

8:00 A.M. – Decided to take a detour on the way to the job site, stopped at a local Guatemalan grade school and threw an impromptu assembly together. The kids were so excited to see us, 200 kids to 12 volunteers no biggie. Playing, singing and a dance battle!


Untitled29:15 A.M. – Duty calls, ran over to work site to help our family with the concrete for the foundation of their house. Duties included wheel barrowing material from one place to place, passing buckets of concrete as part of a 10 person bucket brigade, shoveling, cracking jokes etc….

12:00 P.M. – Lunch with team, Oh! Wait! What’s that guy doing 40 ft up a tree? Mangos, you say! Well thanks mister, yes I would love to have one! Can anyone say fresh fruit!

12:30 P.M. – Back to work its more pushing, shoveling and passing, our team is kicking butt! Well have this house finished in no time!

3:00 P.M. – Quitting time! Everyone pile into the van we have a beach to get to!

Untitled64:00 P.M. – Made it to the beach! Time to jump in and cool off from this heat.

6:30 P.M. – Dinner next the ocean! Fresh sea food, Ceviche my

7:00 P.M. – On the road to the hotel to get some sleep it’s been a long day.Untitled7

7:30 P.M. – Back at hotel for some much needed rest, it is only Tuesday! Three days of building left!