As you guys may know, I am in El Salvador where me and 9 other Canadians spent our week working from 8am-4pm on a house for a family in need. We were in the very hot Usulatan region (35-38 degrees Celsius every day), the house was constructed out of brick and mortar, and we got to know a family that we didn’t know a week and half ago.
Los Pollos Locos / The Crazy Chickens
Lunch was chaotic, with dogs, chickens, and cats at our feet looking for scraps of food. On Day 3, I dropped rice on the ground and there was a scurry of activity at my feet. Shortly thereafter, a teenage chicken flew up on the table to steal some food. He got Mark’s rice and Julianne’s chicken (I know, effed up right? Chicken eating chicken?). Thus by consensus, the team named themselves Los Pollos Locos.
This is a post to shout out to my Habitat for Humanity team: Norman, Mark, Julianne, Marie-Pier, Sonja, Dana, Marsha, Mia, and Bella. Nine people who spent their vacations working hard to better the world, one family at a time. As a team leader, the week went without incident (no sunstroke, trips to the hospitals, and only mild stomach issues), and the only things lost were my things (which of course, were recovered 🙂 ). The team put up with extreme temperatures, cold water showers every night, insects in latrine holes, and sometimes mix-ups with food. Fantastic team. I’m happy to know you all.
If you’d like to hear more, team member Norman spent his time scurrying for Internet in order to write this blog about some of the finer details that we went through. His posts are still coming so keep an eye out.
P.S. Sorry so late with Project 52 weeks this week. I’ll have another blog post for you on Monday. 🙂