A letter from our founder, Tom Carter:
It’s a busy time but I wanted to share a few more photos from our activities last year. Every year is exciting and interesting and this last one was no different. We got to visit new places and make new friends, and we felt our program was well received and useful to the families we met.
We had an especially nice time in May working in Mexico with the Mexican non profit Amextra. They are well organized and effective and have programs throughout the country, and we’ve worked with them now for a number of years. It’s important to us to partner with organizations who can continue our work after we return home. While we were there we visited their projects in Chiapas state in southern Mexico and in Mexico City.
It’s been really fun to work with the Mt. Hood Community College students from Latin America. After 25 years their program is changing and they are the last group of seniors to graduate, so we’ve had some special times with them. We’ve had a couple of workshops on water purification, and we traveled to a stove design workshop where we saw very fuel efficient “biomass” stoves that burn small scraps of wood waste thus cutting down on air pollution and deforestation. We even got to visit one of the student’s home communities while we were there in Chiapas.
Also, I want to thank you again for your support this year. Our program in Honduras was the largest and most expensive we’ve ever attempted, and it was a great success due to your help. Our plans for next year are still in the air, but whatever happens it will be exciting and fun and we hope that you will be part of it with us.
Tom Carter and the Board of Agua Pura Para El Pueblo