I am so happy to have met you during my adventures in Ecuador! I am going to continue to write this email in letter form, but feel free to take any parts and use them for your blog. I have several stories to share so I will continue to write to you. As for now, I would like to do a short background on how I discovered my love for the Ruta del Sol and also tell my story of doing the fundraiser for the primary school in Montanita.
|Primary School in Montanita|
In October of 2008 I sat on a flight to Lima, Peru. This little lady from South Jersey had visions of being tied to a tree in the jungle and surrounded by drug lords. I’m not gonna lie. I grew up in suburbia, and although I was a flight attendant, I had only travelled to European cities. I admit, my knowledge of South America was... well... limited.
Fast forward to 2012...still having the vision of the Peruvian orphanage firmly imprinted in my memory and having found my new paradise on the Ruta del Sol; things started to blend and swirl around in my mind. I wanted to do something for the local people in Montanita. Although my funds were limited, my resources were overflowing!
On Thursday, February 21, 2013 I presented the donated items to the primary school in Montanita
From left to right,
Meike, (intern from the Montanita Spanish School)
Jill, Ronny (from the Montanita Spanish School) and Genevieva, (the director of the Primary School)
I loved meeting the children from the school! For the remainder of my stay in Montanita they would recognize me in town and I would here them saying, “Senora! Computadora!”
|On a tour with school girls|