Monday, October 24, 2016

The Bodegones Project is Complete

Our working relationship with San Jose’s mayor Macario Fiestas and his staff is looking more and more like a solid partnership. In a previous post we wrote about his personal involvement with us in the village of Bodegones and now we’ve received photos showing that his staff picked up the tables and chairs from the carpenter and delivered them on the day promised to the pronoei during our absence .

We haven’t seen the furniture but in the photos it looks to be of good quality, though perhaps a little big for 3 to 5 year old children. Macario expressed his appreciation for the donation and commented that he was surprised at the short time span in which it was accomplished. We expect to be visiting him in the near future to talk about plans for 2017.

In the meantime we need to get to work fulfilling the promise we made to Martha in the village of Los Bances that we would help her after we returned from our vacation. We’ve got a good start on the $200 needed for this project but still need more help. Please visit the Promesa Peru webpage to help us to help Martha and her students. Thank you.


  1. Perhaps it's an optical illusion, but the tables appear to be too tall and the chairs too short.

    1. We agree. We've been trying to get in touch with the teacher to learn her impression but so far no luck.