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These are the experiences of our volunteers in Tanzania.


Matipwilli, Tanzania: Last full day on the work site

Posted in Tanzania on October 28, 2010

Today was our last full day on the job site. The weather cooperated a bit better than yesterday. Today at 5:30am it was 25 and this afternoon in the shade it was 37 degrees.

Our focus today was finishing off the roof cap, continue the parging on the interior wall, concrete block making, installing the door frames and adding concrete block to the back of the house.

It was a good work day but we were a little tired due to yesterday's heat and long day.

Murray (the retired helicopter pilot from Kamloops) had fun with a little guy who decided to impersonate his walk and physique on the job site. There was a few laughs had by all.

We had a visit to the house by the doctor who will reside in the house we are building. Ken (from Kingston, Ont) showed her around and helped her on ideas of furniture placement.

In the pictures you will see the shirt Harley had made by the local seamstress and the remaining fabric was enough for a wrap for Brittany. The fabric cost 7000 schillings ($7 USD) and her labor cost 5000 schillings ($5 USD).

Knowing that tomorrow will be our last day in the village, there was a lot of time spent with the children.

We are looking forward to tomorrow as we will present the house to the village managing committee just after lunch, there will be a ceremony to present our donations that we brought for the village.

Marianne
DWC Participant
Tanzania 2010

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