Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Nepal.


May 11: First full day on the work site

Posted in Nepal on May 13, 2013

This was our first full day of work at the site. It was also a day off of school, so the yard was quite quiet. We carried bricks on our heads like the women do (not nearly as much as they do, and not quite as efficiently, but not too bad after all!) and worked on the walls. It was a super hot day, as most of them are shaping up to be, so we tried our best to stay cool....or at least drink enough water. We are working with a few of the girls CP supports, as well as a handful of mothers and two very friendly local construction workers. You can tell that all of them have quite the groove and are used to working together. The women and girls are so strong and just work work work whenever there are tasks to do. It is wonderful and inspiring to watch!


When we got back from the site, there was WATERMELON waiting for us! What a sweet and refreshing treat! This we could certainly get used to.

Kelly Gerlings
DWC Student Team Leader
Nepal, May 2013

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