The Final Day

It was surreal finding out that it was our last day in Peru. We started our final day with group presentation preparations at the hotel. Some of us were also finalizing the business plan and printing copies of our report for our sponsors. To say the least, we were scrambling around practicing and finalizing our Read more…

Paracas & Pisco

For our second weekend in Peru, we were lucky to take a short trip outside of Lima. We traveled to Paracas a small town in the province of Pisco. Our first stop on our trip was at Tambo Colorado, an Inca adobe believed to have been built around the end of the 15th century.  We Read more…

wrapping up!

(Apologies – internet issues delayed this post while onsite). Even in Africa, time flies, and our last day is quickly approaching.  One of the Innovation for Humanity sponsors is quoted as saying “Westerners have watches and clocks, but Africans have time.”  I definitely agree, and our Western impulses are telling us to push to get Read more…

Our last day in Peru

It’s hard to believe that our trip is coming to end.  We are at Centrum getting ready for our final presentations to our sponsors.  This second week flew by as we have be wapping up our observations, preparing our recommendation and finalizing our documents. We did have a little fun this weekend and visited Tambo Colorado, an Read more…

Final Post from Ecuador!

       (Our group after lunch hosted at Dani’s home) It’s hard to believe that we’re sitting here at the Quito Airport on our way back to the US after 3 weeks of intensive work on our projects and fun. This has been an incredibly rewarding and unforgettable experience. All of the groups have made tremendous Read more…

Update from Hyderabad

A week has passed since my last posting, and what a week it has been! The Naandi team was provided the opportunity to go on a field visit to our sponsors more rural locations and we jumped on the opportunity. The city we went to is called Vijayawada, and we were told that we were Read more…

Update from San Juan de Lurigancho!

The I4H experience so far has been no less than what I expected from this program. Its been only a week since we started working on site with our sponsors, and we cannot agree more that we have indeed experienced and learned much more in one week than we can ever in a whole semester’s Read more…

Ecuador- Project Updates and Trip Activities

We’ve had a very productive week at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Our project is coming as expected. Tim and Tina have worked really hard on a Microsoft Access database for all of our project information. All of the time spent gathering information from patients while they are at the clinic has paid off. We Read more…

Update from Quito from Guest Writer Derek Styer

Alongside my team at the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito is the Cost Analysis Team. They are responsible for monitoring the CT Scans and X-Rays and coming up with the right price for the clinic. We work with them every day, but we haven’t really had a chance to get an in depth look Read more…

Techo-On Site Visit

We started off the week with a visit to the first community housing that Techo built. The area was called Labota and it lies in the northern part of Ecuador. In the past, the region was infamous for its crime and illicit activities but after government involvement and rehabilitation by Techo, it has turned around Read more…