Easter week in La Paz

Our group had a 4 day weekend off for Easter week.  Wednesday evening Nico, a PC Volunteer soon to leave for the states, introduced me to a group of 14 orphans and the nun who cares for them and who have to leave their residence,  the alcaldia  wants to turn the building into a museum.  They have been cleaning up an abandoned building for the past 3 weeks, the children, ages 3 to 12, with the nun, Hermana Edith.  I agreed to help them and that evening called my companeros to see if they would also help.  We all showed up the next morning to help clean up this building that has been abandoned for more than 25 years.  We helped again Saturday and will help every Saturday until we have to leave La Paz for Campo Zarabanda on May 10th for our permanent Peace Corps assigments and swearing in as Peace Corps Volunteers.  Unfortunately I am unable to post any pics at present.  I also have pics of the procession through the city on Good Friday.  I´ll try and post those later.

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About Fortunato Velasquez

Fortunato Velasquez received his Registered Nurse's license from the State of California during the month that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. On February 15, 2020, my friend and the director of the Fundación Señor San José in La Paz, La Paz, Honduras, Sister Edith Suazo Fernandez died at the age of 47. https://youtu.be/Poqcf0vn0qQ This a video of her funeral.

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