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Cruise Ship Visit

Cruise Ship Visit

That never happened!! “Logos Hope” arrived Progreso on July 11 from the port of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.  It is the largest and only floating library in the world. .The details to visit were announced the day of arrival at 10 a.m from the Integral Port Administration (API). That was the problem, There was to be a reception that included the state, municipal, maritime, naval and port authorities. Silly me!!!  I thought the kids would enjoy this ship but the lineups were so long it never happened. The library ship sails for two main reasons:  To promote unity in the diversity and peace of different countries and culture To facilitate accessibility to literature and culture. How disappointing for the kids! There was an opportunity for the kids to visit the Logos Hope as they had expressed an interest in seeing us this summer.  ...

Summer Activities

Carmita and team were busy all summer with some great activities. The eye glass program continues to offer community members glasses as needed. a movie night for children was shown and the volunteers earned enough to rent a van to take them to Pencuyet in August. Benifitted from the Eye Glass ProgramSenora Lay Pech/ Age 85 Summer Volunteers created their own t-shirts and wore them proudly. Besides the usual summer workshops the children participated in movie night watching Coco Volunteers travelled to Pencuyet to bring donations from the Food...

Summer Dispensas

Well the summer is over and all activities the Food Bank is invoved in will rev up again. It is not that the Food Bank has been quiet all summer as you will read in Summer Activities but here in Canada the summer is over and the fall is gearing up with school and other activities. Our Food Bank has a total of 43 families currently on the roster and one family waiting. The bagging and dispensing happens on the same day, ie the 15th of each month between 9:30 and 11:30.  This allows for the staff at Capitan Flores to prep for the day How wonderful.  The team came together and ensured the dispensas were given out. July...

Kids with Cancer

The campaign continues.  We are still collecting the plastic tapitas to redeem for recycling.  The place were we send them is working out of the Red Cross in Merida.  We have been asked to have the tapitas sorted by colour.  Well our last batch was pretty big but we found a willing volunteer… Please continue collecting and sorting the tapitas.  If you cannot sort the tapitas bring them to me and we will get it done.  THANK...
A Helping Restaurant

A Helping Restaurant

This month I am highlighting Capitan Flores Restaurante in Chicxulub. Gabriela Chan, Entrepreneur and restauranteur. There are many local people directly involved and helping out their community. One of these is Gabriela Chan who owns the restaurante Capitan Flores.  Her last name Chan originally came from China she thinks.  She is from Chicxulub and has lived her life in the community.   She was married to the owner of the well known Los Barriles restaurant in Chicxulub.  When they parted some years ago she and her children setup the new restaurant. Her three children are now all adults.  A daughter of 22 who is an engineer, a daughter of 25 who is a doctor and her son who is 18 and helps run the restaurant. The restaurant was originally her grandparents house and when they moved to Isla Mujeres she took over the house and setup the new restaurant which has been successful.  She is very proud to have her son helping her with the many things needed to be done. She has a great sense of entrepreneurship and positive commitment to her community.  She says that the lack of fishing work due to the moratorium has caused difficulties for many.  She laments that some have had to do construction or even street cleaning to get by. She heard of the Dispensa and its need for a location to distribute and said she is pleased to participate as she sees her community as one of collaboration.  Asked about the participation of foreigners she applauds that as a big help across various parts of the port of Chicxulub. When you are next in Chicxulub...