Well, the infinite insanity continues here in La Paz. Most comes from the external environment, but sometimes it’s self-inflicted. The other day, I was on my way to the bank and realized that I didn’t have my house keys. I started checking my pockets, started back-tracking my route, but couldn’t find them. I thought to myself, “they’re gone; there’s no way I’m finding them”. So, after a few hours of searching and getting my spare set, I was finally able to get back into my apartment.
When I went to open my door, this is what I saw…
After that eventful afternoon, I did hear some of the best news we’ve heard in a while. Pidola received our 501(3)(c) Determination Letter from the IRS!! That means… we’re officially a non-profit organization in the eyes of the government. It also means that we can start, in earnest, to approach Corporate Sponsors and Foundations. We’ve made amazing progress with our supporters so far, but these “big ticket” donations will really help take us to the next level.
Other than that big piece of news, we have a few other items going on:
- We have our October campaign starting on the 23rd, which we’re excited about. This will provide some details into our next project locations
- Our October Board Meeting was earlier this week, which is always productive for us. Campaign development and Accounting were the big discussion points
- Partnership discussions continue with the various federal-level ministries here in Bolivia
- The Pidola Team is also developing a newsletter for both our partners and supporters. That will be another avenue to keep everyone posted with Pidola’s progress
On a personal note, my mom and aunt will be visiting me over the next couple weeks, as well as I have a trip to Mexico City… so, I’ll be a bit quiet. But, more to come in late October and early November!