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"Teo, Heather, and Fernando are traveling to Ecuador to finish a design on a chocolate factory for Kallari, thanks to a grant from Architecture for Humanity and the support of RATIO and RAYae."


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One month to go...

In less than a month we will be packing our bags (as light as possible), and boarding the plane to head to Quito and Tena. We will get the last of our travel vaccinations next Tuesday (weee-yellow fever). I received my brand spankin new passport in the mail yesterday (thanks US government!) there is nothing else keeping us from having a productive trip!

I chatted with Leonora of this week, and she gave me the inside scoop on traveling in Ecuador, working with Kallari, and how she got Kallari and AFH together. She was a joy to chat with and the major point she got across to me patient. No problem for me, I lived in Italy for a year! She was also excited to know that we had enlisted a Spanish speaker on our team (Fernando, you rock). She stressed that communication is of the utmost importance in this project...She said it was hard enough for the people of Kallari to get a grip on what an international design competition was, and even harder for them to understand that people from all around the world would be willing to help them...some organic chocolate growers in the rainforest... So here we come...a Puerto Rican...a American (me!)...and with us in heart...a Serbian.


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