We are safe and happy where we are, and we are eager to get to work. Keep an eye out, as our main project work begins tomorrow.
|One of Anã’s most loyal companions|
Natália has just announced that her brother will soon become the community leader.
Ingrid (Nataália) taught all of us how to play bolei bolei, a local game played amongst young children using mucajá pits.
Matt attempting to move Team Ótimo to the semifinals with a thunderous kick to the bottom right, only to be blocked by a player from Anã’s team. Dashing his hopes at winning the one hundred Reais and the hearts of millions around the world.
Time Ótimo’s first night on dish duty, spending time with the kitchen crew practicing our Portuguese. From left to right,
(Julia, Iziete, Marlon, Alessandra, Arianna, Audenira, Matt, Steve.)
Julia in goal facing the captain of the best futbol club in Anã. There were one hundred Reais (pronounced hay-eyes, Brazilian currency.) on the line as well as the pride of America (and Canada).
The fish food factory was started last year by SMC DIRT working alongside community members. Today the building stands ten feet high and organized into three main rooms.
The girls having a blast at sunset. We ended our first full day in Anã by jumping in the river.