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Off to Peru soon!
We’d like to thank all who showed their support for Las Vidas Mejoradas at our recent benefit! We made about $300 which will go to completing our current project in Mandorani. Thank you Sean of Cowfish! And congratulations to Leslie on winning the Peruvian weaving!
As you may recall, [...]

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Las Vidas Mejoradas benefit night at Cowfish, Tuesday March 15th 8 PM‏

Hi there! We’ve got one fundraiser coming up before we head off to Peru in April to do the followup work on 25 families that we gave stoves to in 2009.
This is a benefit at the dance club Cowfish, located at 62 West [...]

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LVM is humming
Tickets are purchased for our trip to Peru! Both of us are busy at it, working extra and saving money so to cover our personal expenses, including airfare. We leave March 27th and return April 26th. Setting up our itinerary now. First two weeks will be in Mandorani, with daily [...]

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Gracias!
Happy New Year All!
We are happy to hear that the chocolatada was a huge success! Below a note from Carlos:
Hello my dearest.
This is a little gift for you and also it is a way to say thanks you for been part of this beautiful project, the Christmas celebration in the Andes.
My gratitude goes [...]

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October 2010-Update to Our Supporters
Las Vidas Mejoradas
Health and Environmental Projects
LVM is an Oregon registered non-profit organization in process of attaining federal tax exempt 501(c) (3) status. We are dedicated to improving the lives of the indigenous rural people living in the Andes Mountains in Peru.
Since 2003 we have worked in small [...]

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Upcoming Benefit for Las Vidas Mejoradas!

Steve Bouton and Laurie Iaccino are excited about returning to Peru in April 2011 for a month of work. They look forward to seeing cook stove smoke coming out of chimneys in the village of Mandorani, to improved health among the village residents, and to continuing their budding partnership [...]

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An Announcement!
Buen dia! Thank you for all the support! We are very happy to report we have established a partnership with a Peruvian non-profit called Casa Hogar del Sol. This organzation was founded by Carlos Gibaja Tapia, a longtime colleague and friend in the Sacred Valley. They are located in Ollantaytambo, Peru, very close to [...]

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Notes
Here it is May. Where have we been? Distracted, working, deep into life here and not in Peru, moving forward with our newly formed non-profit…there are times I seriously question my ability to keep all this going. I want to be there and cannot.
The intermittent news I have received from Peru has been [...]

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Ethos Proceedings January 2010
Here is a report of the various speakers and topics of the latest ETHOS meeting in January 2010.

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ETHOS report
Well, as usual the ETHOS conference was a fascinating mix, with all sorts of people and presentations.  I was particularly interested in some of the low-tech rural electrification schemes.  A gentleman gave a talk on thermo-acoustic generators that utilize the heat of a stove to generate small but usable (1-3 watts) electricity that could [...]

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