La Ceiba Fall 2007

 Pictured (from left to right): Sierra Stoney, Katie MacEwen, Will Hawk, Christine Exley, Dr, H, Justin Simone, Maria Reyes, Daniel Marsh, Ashley Lippolis,  and Anna Lowell

The Fall 2007 team was tasked with launching Phase 1 of our improved cook stove (ICS) program.  It was during their trip to Honduras (January 2008) that the idea of La Ceiba MFI emerged.  Justin Simeone (above center) was the President of Students Helping Honduras at the time and worked with Dr. Humphrey to structure the partnership with his class that made the ICS program a possibility.   Justin is holding one lempira – which was given to him by the ICS team as a guarantee that they would fulfill their promise to organize, fund and launch a microfinancial institution in El Progreso.

Name University Major Year  of Graduation
Christine Exley UMW Economics/Math 2009
Will Hawk UMW Economics/Philosophy 2008
Ashley Lippolis UMW Anthropology 2008
Anna Lowell UMW Biology 2008
Katie MacEwen UMW Economics 2009
Daniel Marsh UMW Economics 2009
Justin Simeone UMW International Affairs 2008
Sierra Stoney UMW Economics 2009