Sunday, February 17, 2008
A lesser part of the report is for reporting so-called "Secondary Projects." This is work that doesn't correspond to one of the stated goals, but that has contributed to the development of your community anyway. For example, the english classes I taught last summer qualified as a Secondary Project.
My sitemate Brent (a Business volunteer nearing the end of his service) recently gave me the opportunity to do a really fun secondary project. A friend of his, Elsa, recently rented out a little shack with a gorgeous view of the bay and started up a small eatery. Brent was working with her to improve the menu and suggested pizza. Currently there is only one place in Trujillo to get pizza, and it is both bad and overpriced.
Elsa said she didn't know how to make pizza, so Brent said that he had a friend who made pizza and could teach her. That friend? Me. Last Wednesday, we showed up at her restaurant at mid-morning and I taught her to make pizza. I was completely hands-off, just giving her directions and feedback. She made three small vegetarian pizzas, which were delicious! Tomorrow, Elsa is debuting pizza as an item for sale at her eatery. I can't wait to go over there and get a hot slice!
Posted by Raphael at 8:38 AM