Thus far, I’ve been pretty overwhelmingly positive about the work I’ve been doing with CE Solutions/Soluciones Comunitarias. But that is not to say the work that I’ve been doing has been perfect, nor that the MicroConsignment Model under which we operate is without flaws (or competition). A lot of these imperfections came to light in the past few days in particular, both with our model in specific and with the NGO climate in general in Guatemala. On Saturday, our students held their second campaigns – we split the group of 10 into two groups of 5, and I was in charge of directing the campaign in San Pablo, along with Juana (the regional coordinator), and two of our entrepreneurs, Rosa and Margarita. However, the campaign was unfortunately a complete 180 from the huge success that we saw last week when we sold over 40 pairs of glasses (likely an organizational record). I’m hesitant to call the campaign a complete failure, but it definitely was not a success. Numbers-wise, our sales were extremely low. We sold only 3 pairs of glasses, a few eye drops, and a few lightbulbs, and ended up packing up due to lack of interest. Barely anyone came to our campaign, and though we tried to do some extra publicity by walking around the town and talking to people, the public seemed generally disinterested.