Update About the Belize Orphanage Water Project

I’m back from my second trip to Belize, and I’m happy to report that it was a success.

Thank you so much to all of you who participated in the online fundraiser. We were able to pay for the well to be installed at the orphanage, plus give a significant extra donation. So far we have given over $36,000 to various missions as a result of these fundraisers.

I will be posting lesson #50 within the next couple days. In the mean time, here are some pictures…

Drilling the well…
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This is the pump that we brought down with us. You should have seen the look we got from the customs official when they opened Nate’s luggage and out slid this huge bomb-like apparatus…
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Nate working on the pump…
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Village children…
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Villagers utilizing a water catchment that was provided by my friend’s organization…
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A trip to the hardware store in downtown Punta Gorda, Belize
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Again, thanks to all who helped make this happen!

You can see some more pics on my flickr account, including a rather large tarantula, and what I ate for dinner πŸ™‚

Have a great day!

83 comments on “Update About the Belize Orphanage Water Project

  1. Ivan

    This is great pal!!!

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  2. Shireen

    Hey Eric….pictures are awesome…glad that you had fun, fun, and more fun….talk at ya later

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  3. Jane Boss

    Hi Eric,

    I’m LOVING this! Keep it coming…..

    JANE BOSS

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  4. Victor Martinez

    Great work Erik. I had the chance to visit Belize during the 70’s. It looks the same. So much poverty. Those folks sure need a lot of help.
    What you are doing is something we all should do. Give a little of so much we receive.
    Congratulations.

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  5. Brian

    Hi Eric,
    Great pictures – it’s good to see you working hard! πŸ˜‰

    Keep it up!

    Brian

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  6. Carlos

    What a Great cause to do. Congratulation Eric, God will always multiply this gesture to you.

    You guys are great. Keep it Up!

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  7. Arlene

    Eric,

    Thanks for the photo sharing! Our own Appalachian Mountain areas have extreme poverty as well but this is even worse by our standards. It was nice to see the smiles on the faces of the children. That is the most precious gift of all!

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  8. Luca Di Nicola

    Hey Eric, great work and great pics. That is a fantastic way to share the wealth. It’s so nice to see a successful internet marketer doing so much for great causes. I hope to be in a similar position soon.
    God bless,
    Luca

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  9. Anonymous

    God Bless You my Brother!

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  10. Eric Post author

    yeah it was fun… I did actually get sick for a few days from something I ate or drank in the village, and I got chiggers, but overall it was a great trip.

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  11. Eric Post author

    Absolutely Luca, and remember you can start small πŸ™‚

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  12. LGBT Cancer

    Really good work. Total respect for you and, also, for the culture of giving that comes out of the Colorado foothills. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  13. Travis Campbell

    The photos you take are simply amazing, thanks for doing this Eric, keep it up!

    -Travis

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  14. CaptainKC Nielsen

    I’m proud of you Eric and you put some smiles on some might sweet little faces.

    More should follow you in your good efforts.

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  15. digitalvirtue

    Hi. I’m probably the noobiest noobe around here. Good to know I’m on to a real good guy ;-). Well done sir.

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  16. Michaela

    You definitely have a great eye for taking pictures. Great work as usual.
    Michaela

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  17. janette

    Hi: I just love your pictures on trip to Beliz, That is one of my great passions is working with missions & going on the trips. I go ( or did) to Brazil and work there on Missions and it is one of the most rewarding things that I do. That is one reason that I have tried to make money on the web, BUT so far have only gone in the hole and I need to sit down and go back over your tips etc. Thanks. Janette

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  18. Anthony "Tony" B.

    Mr. Eric:
    I just wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU for helping my fellow Belizeans. I invite you and your readers to visit my website and read about my own life of multiple miracles. God’s use of people, like yourself, who truly care, is the reason I am alive today. Again, THANK YOU for caring about others! May He who led the Wisemen always lead you! Tony

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  19. Don

    Those pics are GREAT Eric. It’s gratifying to see that occasionally those that have give. My hat is off to you. IF I ever hit it big, I pledge to do the same!

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  20. jan

    We are our brother’s keeper and in giving we receive. Our thanks to a model of love.
    mylifeforeal.com a blog for older teens

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  21. robert

    good looking pixs keep up the good work

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  22. Jim Christie

    Hey Eric, Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing, and for allowing me to be a small part of this awesome work. Hoping I can do the same soon. I’m moving to Kenya next July to work at an Aids related orphanage (www.kingskidsvillage.net). Blessings to you.
    Jim

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  23. Jeanette Fitzgerald

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for sharing your pictures, they are great.

    I admire you for doing such great work in the world.

    Jeanette

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  24. rudolf

    HI ERIC.

    YOU JUST DRIVE ME JEALOUS!
    I ALWAYS WANTED TO THINGS LIKE YOU ARE DOING!
    KEEP THE GOOD FAITH!

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  25. Eleanor

    Hi Eric, Glad you are back safely. Prayed for you while you were gone. I have a friend that went to Belize several years ago. That seems to be a real poverty stricken area. I am so glad that God has laid it on your heart to help out. Did you drill for water? How deep did you have to go? Did it work? Great Pictures! Thanks for what you do!! God Bless you!

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  26. Douglas

    Fantastic Eric – what an superb example you set. I appreciate you.

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  27. Sujit

    Hi Eric
    Your social work always inspires me, you are great, to be followed by each and everybody, can you tell me that Beliz in what country ? I have one request to you, please do something for India, with any christian missonery spread english medium school and village hospitals in tribal part of india, they are really very poor and innocent, only christian missonaries can do this very well, in my view religion is factor here, just 100 secondary schools and 100 village holpitals in the tribal area of India, please think about of it, you will be one very common name of India, thanks lot for public service
    Sujit

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  28. Gama Seva

    Hi Eric,

    Great cause brother! Keep it up The Lord Will Bless You More.

    Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. – 1 Corinthians 15:58

    Gama

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  29. Rich

    Hey Eric,

    You’re awesome dude. The one thing I’m finding as I become more involved with internet marketing is the quality of the people involved and the desire to give back and “pay it forward”.
    Looking to the day, in faith, that I can do the same.

    Rich

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  30. Mike Wong

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for the great pictures you captured and
    shared with us.

    Happy to know of your successful trip to Belize.

    Keep up your good work.

    God Bless,

    Mike Wong

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  31. Vivian

    Hi Eric,

    That’s a great job your doing there. I hope some time you can make it to Jamaica where we can work on a project like. Supper.

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  32. Eric Post author

    Thank you for your prayers πŸ™‚ They drilled to 80 feet where they hit a good supply of water.

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  33. Lyndsay Searle

    Thanks for sharing the photos they are great and give us a good feel for what you were doing.
    Maybe one day I will be able to do something like this too. YOu are an inspiration to us all.
    Lyndsay

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  34. Cindy

    Thanks for the great pics and the inspiration you give to your children to look outside of their own country and world to the needs of others. We adopted a 16-month old daughter who was living in an orphanage on a remote island in the Inland Sea of Japan. It was started by Toyohiko Kagawa, a social reformer in the 20s and 30s who gave most of his book royalties away to start hospitals, schools, cooperatives, orphanages, etc. Over 80 are still operating today. It’s great to see you, too, are composing a life that matters!
    Blessings!

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  35. Anthony S

    HOLA ERIC, NOS HAS ENSEΓ‘ADO QUE TIENES UN GRAN CORAZON.
    HI ERIC, YOU’VE SHOWN THE WORLD THAT YOU HAVE A BIG HEART

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  36. Abel

    Great pictures Eric. Good to see you work so hard. Great job. God bless you!

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  37. Catherine

    Hi Eric,

    Well done on such good cause!

    Wish there were more people like you.

    All the best,

    Catherine

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  38. Phil Cullum

    It’s better to light one candle than curse the darkness, as has been said often. One village now can believe the dream of health and safety for their children.

    Phil Cullum

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  39. Angela

    Wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing! This is my first post, but I’ve been a member of your email list for a while and I’ve enjoyed every bit of it.

    How I would love to see Belize! It looks beautiful. Stay safe.

    The secret to not getting sick south of the border is to eat plenty of peppers! It kills the bacteria. Seriously!

    I’ve been to Mexico a few times (touristed and remote areas) and never been sick because I love hot peppers more than a lot of the natives!

    Stay safe!

    Angela

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  40. Gus Dempsey

    Hi Eric: Gread pictures Keep up the good work man.
    Gus

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  41. John Delfel

    Good for you Eric! I have a childhood friend who works for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)who has sent me hundreds of pictures he took all over the world on reconstruction projects. Iraq, Indonesia, and such. My heart goes out to people who have to live in such poverty. But they are survivors. You don’t see pictures like this on the news! Too bad there are not more people like you! You should join Facebook! I am on facebook too – John Delfel πŸ™‚

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  42. Orlando Racelis

    Hi Eric,

    Great crusade and nice pictures. I am a Filipino a flash flood victim of Ondoy. But I am not appealing for myself, but for my co-victims who needed it most. I wish you could help me appeal to your network for the flash flood victims of typhoon “Ondoy”. Here is the link on how to help:
    http://www.google.com/landing/typhoon-ondoy.html

    Sincerely,

    Orlando Racelis

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  43. Riccardo Parisio

    God will continue Blessing You and Your Family Eric, be sure of that!

    My Dream has a lot to do a charity project, I hope to have the strenghts to realize it.

    Good Job!

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  44. John

    Eric fantastic job. Keep going.

    Regards,
    John

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