Entries by Lou Fabian

July 2020 News & Updates

We hope that everyone had a safe and fun July 4th Holiday! I’m sure that it went too quickly; they always do. Here are some updates from over the past month: Tamaulipas – we are continuing to scope and develop the potential projects in Tamaulipas; Northern Mexico. So far, these are promising projects, and conversations […]

June 2020 News & Updates

Hopefully this note finds everyone doing well… and that you’ve started to enjoy your summers! Personally, some camping and hiking may be in my near future… 🙂 Here are some updates from over the past month: Tamaulipas – we had a very good call with some government folks down in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. […]

May 2020 News & Updates

First and foremost, we hope that this post finds everyone doing well! Things are slowly opening up here in Colorado, and we hope similar situations are happening where you live… hang in there! Here are some updates from over the last few weeks: Fundraising – we are retaining one of our key partners; Santa Cruz […]

April 2020 News & Updates

Well, a lot has changed since we last connected. First and most importantly, the Pidola Team hopes this post finds you & your family doing well. We’ve got this. 🙂 Here are a some updates over the last few weeks: Fundraising – as with every month, this is our most critical effort. We’re still working with […]

In Colorado, USA

My first week back to the US has been interesting.  I’ve lived here most of my life, I know the routine, I know the area (Colorado), but it still all feels so strange!  I guess this is part of my re-assimilation from being out of the country for the last 13 months or so.  Two […]

In Rurrenabaque

Well, I just finished my last two site visits before heading back Stateside.  And I think these last two were both my favorites, and potentially the best candidates for Pidola.  From La Paz, I flew to a town called Rurrenabaque (aka Rurre).  Rurre is vastly different than La Paz.  While you’re still in Bolivia, you’re going from the high […]

In Santa Cruz

It’s been a very busy, but a good week here in Bolivia.  As I’ve been mentioning over the last few updates, Pidola (aka Accendo) had been invited to a July 4th event in Santa Cruz, which was hosted by the US Embassy/State Department.  This event not only celebrated the July 4th Holiday, it was also a celebration […]

In El Alto

It was another morning that I was up painfully early.  So I figured I would go to El Alto, the sister city of La Paz, and see the sunrise before work got started.  Plus, for one of the larger indigenous groups here in Bolivia, the Aymara, June 21st is their New Year.  Many will go to different spiritual […]

In El Prado

This was the first week in almost six that I spent the entire time in La Paz!  It was nice for the routine, but it’s always a grind getting back into the swing of things.  I spent most of the time in an area of La Paz called El Prado, which translates into “The Meadow”.  It’s essentially the […]

In Madidi, Tiwanaku & Sajama

Well, it’s been a whirlwind the last few weeks with Vegas, Colorado, Utah, and then the last couple. Many of you know that one of my brothers came down to Bolivia to visit for about 10 days.  We had a great time visiting the rainforest (Madidi), some old ruins (Tiwanaku) and some mountains (Sajama).  All of these places […]