Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Killin' it & Don Carlos

In my opinion, we are ROCKING it as an intern team.   In the past few weeks, we have finished interviewing all new prospective loan recipients, created a data input template for all of PHPG’s borrowers, and edited & finalized the quality of life forms.  This week, we are now just beginning to administer these evaluations in order to assess not only the individual benefits that accompany these loans, but also to obtain feedback about the way PHPG is received within the community of borrowers.  After just the very first day of interviewing on Monday, we have already received some really positive feedback… something that we are very excited about!

We have quite a bit to look forward to in the upcoming weeks.  On Friday, Phoebe, Becca, Alex, and I have made plans with Don Carlos to shadow his workday… starting at 5:30 am! Carlos is an extremely charismatic dude – he sports a trademark shirtless look daily without fail, loves to chew the fat with all of us interns as we wait for recipients to pay back their loans on Mondays, and is doing really well with remembering all of our names (………..except for margot?! Morgan, Margot, Margot, Morgan – it’s all the same).  He works four different jobs everyday, including collecting and selling firewood, repairing shoes, constructing cement water basins, and ooonnneee more thing that is slipping my mind at the moment.  So this Friday, us gringas will get the opportunity to follow him as he goes about his daily tasks. We are going to be videotaping Carlos throughout the day, asking him questions all the while, in hopes of turning some of the footage into a short video clip that could be featured on PHPG’s website.  I am SUPER excited for Friday… updates on our adventure with Don Carlos to come!

Carlos y Shohta

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