In Pinaya (Illimani)

It’s been a good week, both professionally and personally here in Bolivia.  Let’s start with the most important…

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be coordinating a meeting with ABE (our internet provider), Food for the Hungry (a Bolivian partner) and the Ministry of Education.  Our goal is to determine how we can align these organizations and maximize the impact of our work.  Currently, Pidola uses all three (3) of these companies, and we feel strongly about increasing the benefits of our work when we’re all “singing from the same hymn sheet”.  It’s going to be interesting!

On a personal note, I took a couple days and waddled my way up a peak called Illimani.  Being on mountains is always a humbling experience, and I was able to complete 2/4 of my goals (new altitude PR, and over 6,000 meters).  It’s always good to get into nature and unplug, even if it’s only for a day or so.

I also got to spend some time in a little village called Pinaya; a town of about 120 people, right at the base of Illimani.  It’s a reminder for me of how good and easy I have it, and how unique these experiences are that I have in Bolivia.   The entire time spend on/around Illimani was fantastic… I’ll be going back!