Children, Children, Children
Trip Start Jul 27, 2011
73Trip End Dec 14, 2011
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Build-A-Home and Placement
The new house we have been working on is really coming together. Tomorrow they will put the finishing touches on the bathroom and house and call it complete! The pictures pretty much speak for themselves. It has been a lot of hard work, but like I said before very fulfilling work. Erica and I, along with two other volunteers Mark and Ron, have spent a lot of our time working on the project for the last two weeks. The children all get so excited when we arrive and always ask for pictures and stickers as soon as we arrive. They are all such good helpers though, they deserve the treats.
On Thursday some of the other volunteers came to the site, so the supervisor has them begin the bathroom that will be added on to a previous build-a-home project. Mark and I helped mix cement for the floor of the bathroom and hand it over to the workers. Then we were instructed to get all of the cinder blocks from the road to the new bathroom
After we finished working on the house Mark and I headed to my sister Suzy's sponsor child's home to pay her a visit. We walked from the build-a-home and I got a little confused as to where her house was a couple times, but we made it fine. She is so big! I hardly recognized her when she met us along the way.
Today there wasn't a whole lot for us to do throughout the afternoon. We got the kids to help us again, when we needed to move a bunch of sand from the road to the new bathroom. Although they couldn't carry much in their bags, they ran a lot faster than Mark or I were willing to in the heat. Today was definitely a lot hotter and sunnier than the past few days out at the project site. After all their work I gave the children lots of stickers as usual and we took lots of group shots. Today was our last day working on the house. Tomorrow Mark, Ron, Erica, Erin (an American volunteer), and I are going to some caves on a near by island for the day, so we won't be able to go to the site. We are planning on going back on Wednesday to bring them some housewarming gifts and take pictures of the family with the new house. I am so excited for them to have such an amazing new place to live!