Made it out to the Solola office for the first time on Friday! We hopped on a chicken bus around 8:30 and I spent a few hours getting to know Juana, the regional coordinator for Solola and her adorable son Jonathan. The office is really just a tiny storefront in an alleyway in Solola; it’s pretty much a small room where we store our products and we have intermittent (though growing) walk-in sales. Juana went over all of the products with me again – glasses, filters, stoves, lightbulbs – I’d seen them over Skype but it was great to see them in person. We also did some practice eye exams – Michelle showed me how to give them and then I gave a practice exam to Juana! Then, we did a mini filter campaign. We took one of our 5 gallon filters and set it outside on the main street, passing out free glasses of water to passersby and telling them both about the filters and about our work in general. The idea was to generate a buzz and ultimately drive traffic into the store, so people would come in, get eye exams, and purchase other products.