Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Tanzania.


Matipwilli, Tanzania: Put in another hard days work

Posted in Tanzania on January 20, 2012

Well... If the foundations and 8 trailer loads wasn’t enough, try mixing that into concrete by hand. 6 wheelbarrow loads of gravel and sand (12 in total), 2 bags of cement, water and a shovel. With everyone chipping in it definitely makes the work easier but still, it’s backbreaking stuff. Luckily it had rained first thing and was overcast so it took some of the heat out of the day. Soaked in sweat and covered in concrete, it felt good to get the foundations started and half of the pillars done. That and the ride back felt amazing. Driving to and from the work site in an open air jeep with Baboons running off in to the distance definitely puts a new perspective on perks of the job.

Matt Pettifer
DWC Participant
Tanzania, January 2012

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