Photos of Book and Print Delivery, 2018 Samoa Project
Thanks to the Peace Corps Volunteer on Makira, Kat (who has now completed her service and returned to the U.S!), we have a bunch of photos of the... Read more
Photos of Makira Book Delivery
Here are a couple more photos of the books and portraits being handed out on Makira recently. This is all thanks to you! :)
I am about two weeks into... Read more
Books on Makira!
I just got this picture from the Peace Corps Volunteer on Makira:
These are the portrait packages (w/books inside) and loose prints on the floor of the library on Makira! ... Read more
Books Have Arrived in Port Vila!!!
I received word a few days ago that some combination of boxes of books and portraits had arrived at the Peace Corps office in Port Vila, Vanuatu. I sent six... Read more
Everything has Shipped!
It's been a big day. My family and I worked many hours yesterday adding books to all the portrait packages and putting together donor shipments. Today we took 75+ single... Read more
The books just arrived at my parents' house in Washington yesterday! I am in Montana for the next ten days and was supposed to receive two boxes here so I... Read more
Quick update on the books - they were scheduled to ship to me on the 5th but I got a call early last week that the quality control... Read more
If you cannot see the image in the previous update, here is an alternative way to view it: https://imgur.com/ZABlNTz
Makira String Band
Makira, an island with only 90-some residents, has a string band that is renowned throughout the country. My host father was in it 40 years ago and it's still going... Read more
Book & Print Update
I placed the order for the books on November 27th with the publisher in Portland, Oregon. Last year it took about two weeks from placing the order before I had... Read more
Most of you received a survey today requesting your address and maybe a few other details for your upcoming reward delivery! We're getting close!
I received the second... Read more
The project is ending today so I wanted to provide a quick update. The publisher forgot about printing the second sample book, but it's rolling again now (which worked out... Read more
Just a few minutes after I posted yesterday's update, a sizable contribution came through that put us over the project goal!! This is fantastic news, of course, because the project... Read more
What We're Doing
We're just a few days away from the end of the fundraising portion of this project and we are 90% funded. I feel optimistic, but will keep posting updates both... Read more
For the Tonga project last year I printed 200 books - 150 were funded by your contributions and I paid for 50 for myself. I gave some of those 50... Read more
Update #1 - Dugout Canoe Building
There aren't many actual updates to this project as I tried to make it as "turn-key" as possible this year, but I can report that the second copy of the... Read more