Posted on Jan 27, 2019
On January 27,2019 a six member team lead by the Chemainus Rotary Club departed for a two week humanitarian project in San Antonio Palopo , Guatemala. This is the sixth year in a row the club has sent a work team.  
David,Tom,Danny, Derek and Richard (Missing Kim Porter)
Team members David,Tom,Danny,Derek and Richard ( missing Kim Porter) without shoes to draw attention to the many children without shoes in Guatemala. The team will buy a lot more shoes this year thanks to the amazing fundraising effort of students from Ecole Quaterway and Ecole Hammond Bay schools in Nanaimo.
Team leader Tom Andrews outlined the work plans for this year:
- we plan to build one home for a widow and her six children and a second one for another widow and two children 
- purchase 30 gas stoves and a full tank of propane for families selected by a local volunteer group of women in the community. Propane is less expensive than wood for cooking 
- help fund a nutrition program for 50 young children needing help reaching their growth potential 
- purchase water purification canisters for families who don’t have access to clean water 
- purchase running shoes for needy children do they can attend sports programs at school. The funds were provided by children at two French immersion schools in Nanaimo
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