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These are the experiences of our volunteers in Nepal.

Lahachowk, Nepal: Last day with the full team

Posted in Nepal on November 29, 2010

This will be the last day of work on the project with the full crew. Tomorrow afternoon Karen, Lyle and Lucy will leave Lahachowk. Karen and Lyle will be starting the long trip home and Lucy will start her trek on Friday. Brad and I hope to link up with her sometime next week along our trek in the Annapurna Range.
Most of the day was spent hauling bags of sand, aggregate and stones in addition to laying the “paving” – small stones that are placed in a fish-scale pattern on the base of the irrigation canal that act as support for the cement as well as filling space and leveling the base.
This evening the “village mothers” – a local group of mothers and grandmothers organized to raise funds for less fortunate women in the village – came over to Navin’s home to entertain and generally have a good time with the volunteers. There was a lot of singing, drumming and, of course, dancing. It seemed as though everyone participated, each to their own abilities, and everyone had a good time. The party wound down at the scandalous hour of 9pm.

Ralph Bullis
DWC Team Leader
Nepal 2010

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