Service Project 2016

Service Project 2016

Monday January 25, 2016

Today we began work at Olochani to put in a concrete floor.  The first step was getting to the site.  We can't drive there so we carried what we needed up the hill, a walk of about 1 km. I know it doesn't look particularly steep from the camera's viewpoint, but it is. The trees you see in the far distance are fairly close to the summit.

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Frank had to help push the piki piki up the hill. Unfortunately I don't have an extra camera man or you would have seen me lugging some of the rest of the boards up the hill.

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Since the first order of business was to excavate for the slab, Frank took the opportunity to rest a bit as there were not enough jembes to go around.

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However as soon as that was done, it was time to begin the foundation fill.

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While the crew was busy on the floor, the carpenter was working on building doors for the new latrine outside.

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Trimming the door with a panga.

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Meanwhile, the pundas (donkeys) were bringing the water for the project.

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The water is stored in bigger containers on site.  The way it looks, those donkeys are going to get a workout bringing water up the hill.

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The cement cart arrived, pulled by a tractor and the bags were offloaded to be used tomorrow.

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Tomorrow we'll start pouring the floor and Wednesday we'll do the finish coat.

Service Project 2016
Service Project 2016
 

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