To balance up our volunteer teaching we also do construction around the school and the community… and now with the school closed because of swine flu, we will be spending more time doing this and assisting Teadora building a mud brick house.
Teadora has no husband and a young son. She has been living in a one room house with her drunken father and brother.
Her original house was knocked down by the community for a road with the promise that they would rebuild it… didn’t happen.
Everyone has given the hard manual labour a go which has pushed us all out of our comfort zones… Having a crowd shifting a pile of dirt and shovelling makes a difference as you can see results FAST!
The first step is to make the mud.
make the bricks
Leave them to dry…
this is where we are up to… hoping to build the house or at least get it started in the next week.
We are walking to the school this morning… about one and half hours UP… thought it would be good training for Machu Picchu!