having found a place to live, a school for our daughter and library
that may need our help, we've decided to give san juan chimelco (a
small town close to coban) a try. we've been striving to get there the
last few days, but after a pick-up died and four-by-four faltered, we
are now closer than ever to loading our boxes into any vehicle headed
in that direction.
we have some very exciting funding news coming up... relating to the
marriage of carolina pedraza and thomas col in michigan city... they
have asked all their friends and family that instead of giving gifts
they make donations to caldo de piedra. this is an incredibly generous
act of faith. we'll use these funds to support the library in san
antonio and in san juan chamelco, if this proves workable. if not,
we'll find another community in the alta vera paz region.
as before, we aim to work with a community that's keen, ready to use
our books and training to create their own libraries.
we've also decided that in the current climate we prefer to stay small
and grass roots. so with great thank to rodrigo callejas, the lawyer
who donated his time unstintingly, we are putting the foundation plans
on hold. this way we can accept donations in a less formal way from
those who have confidence in caldo de piedra, without the
complications and overheads of a board, accountants and all the other