Hello girls (and Miles)!
I can’t believe it’s been a whole summer since you were all here at the lodge! Michaela and I miss you all and I’m sure you all miss each other! Though I see some of you are already meeting up back in the US! You are probably back to school, but I wanted to let you know that here at the lodge we are still talking about you guys and the impact you had on us this summer.
After you guys left, I got to see other groups work on the bathroom we started in cano dulce. It was amazing to see the progress that has been! The bathroom is almost done and looks fantastic! I also got to see the trenches at Polanco be completely finished and the water tank is now set up and working! Thank you so much for being the first ones to start making trenches for the pipes. The 200+ people that now have water thank you!
And trust, Michaela and I bragged to our next groups about how our little group of 11 did just as much work as our groups of +25 students.
We had so much fun our little group at Laguna Dudu where NOBODY got hurt (can’t say as much for the next sessions), Rio Yasica where NOBODY got burnt, and Playa Caleton where (almost) EVERYBODY got braids. I had a blast with you all!
I really hope you all are still thinking about the impact you had both during the brigade in the batey Severe, as well as all of our public health projects such as the bathrooms, water tanks, and cement floors.
Please keep in touch and keep updating our instagram group!
Katherine, Michaela, and Javier