After last day in Banos including one last visit to guitar shop, traveled to Latacunga which is Capital of Cotopaxi Province and home to Latacunga Rotary, local club supporting efforts in Malinguapamba (MP) and having excellent track record on many projects, mostly related to education and clean water. Local President Santiago Sansur reviewed some of their projects with me including support for Guardaninos (day care), schools, Adult homes, and of course the recent Irrigation/Potable water project in MP. Interesting ideas on getting plants to grow in drier areas. They are in MP project planning and committed to continued collaboration with Colorado Rotaries, certified, and set up for quality control such as audits. Excellent!
Hola and welcome to the travel/monitoring blog for my February 2013 sabbatical trip to Malinguapamba (MP) in the highlands Ecuador south of Quito. The project area is in Cotopaxi Province, in the general area known as the “Cotopaxi Loop,” a popular trekking destination characterized by steep volcanic terrain, warm friendly people, and lots of chicken soup. Project coordinates are 00.82336° South and 78.86495° West at 3,300 to 3,800 meters (10,700 to 12,500 feet) elevation.
The core week of my trip was spent in and around MP (Blogs 9-20) studying local geology, ecology, and water-col... full info