Sunday, February 19, 2012

End of Day 1: $1,160.00

The official Day 1 of the 30 day challenge to raise $30,000 is off to a great start!  Thanks to generous donations, the end of day total is $1160.00   If you are interested in helping out, and haven't already, please check out this description for how to donate.

And, check it out!   $30,000 Before 30 in 30 Days For a Rural Community in Ecuador is a featured Guest Post on GringosAbroad

There was a question on the GringosAbroad Facebook Page in response to the Guest Post asking where Camarones is located. I answered briefly on the Facebook page, but thought I would include some pictures here.  Please keep the questions coming, and look for more pictures in the 29 days to come!

Camarones is located just south of the equator, approximately halfway between the small coastal towns of Jama and Pedernales.

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From the main road, it takes about 30 to 45 minutes by foot, and involves crossing the river multiple times, in order to enter the community.

Entrance from main road

View from upper part of the town
 View of a Church and a few houses

 One part of the river crossing from the back of a flete (pick-up truck for hauling people and cargo to and from Pedernales)

One of the river crossings during the dry season.  It is the rainy season now and flooded.

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