After a long travel day, we made it safely to Rancho Quemado.
August 7, 2017
We started the day off with a delicious breakfast of Gallo pinto (rice and beans mixture). After breakfast, we had a chance to tour the organic farm that Sandro, our local director, grows. At the farm we had a chance to look at the cocoa plant, which we intern ground up and used in face masks and hot chocolate. Following this, we ate lunch at the local hospadaje and had free time afterwards where we picked lychee fruit from the tree. Afterward, we met as a group to sharpen our leadership skills before our community rally. At the rally, we had a chance to connect with the locals and play games with people of all ages. Following this, we had dinner at our home base. We touched base again as a group to solidify our leadership roles in the program. Despite being our first full day in Rancho Quemado, we all feel at home already and accepted within the community. ¡Puravida!