|Everglades Challenge 2013 start line-up - photo by Greg Stammer, who paddled the race in 2013 in a newer version of the Epic kayak I used back in 2005. We both placed first in our class, but that's where the similarity ends.|
I am a grandmother paddling alone over 2,500 miles from Maine to Guatemala. Along the way I will be:
- telling the story of the children who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump community
- honoring their entrepreneurial mothers
- talking about the success of the Safe Passage model school and
- raising funds for additional grades for the school.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
|Before the 2005 fire, children in the dump (from Giramondo's blog post)|
Recently there was yet another methane fire in the Guatemala City garbage dump. Fortunately the fire was quickly extinguished, and no one was injured. That was not the case for the for the fire in 2005.