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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Year 2012 day 19

Yesterday the lintel for the lower half of B3/4 was cast. The upper half should be completed today. Add to that, the commencement of laying the final three courses of blocks on the lower half and we are only a few days behind the schedule. The chaps are really trying hard... none of them have ever worked this hard before and they are all commenting on how happier they are 'achieving'. It is an amazing social experiment to change a working ethic, but very rewarding. We may not be taking healthcare out to the community when we are supervising the build, but we are still changing the community - in more ways than we can understand. The local saw mill is really low on work and are so so happy that we are building (even giving us a line of credit)... and when I turned up at 7am to collect some wood, to find the workers had not arrived, the owner and I chatted a bit, and he seemed to begin to realise that 7am means 7am - not some when around 8am.... A similar story with the 'block man', he is working everyday on blocks for us, and is complaining that his workers don't always come to work.... Change is attitude in a more amazing achievement than we can realise... all we hope, is that is a lasting change...

We still need (considerable) financial support to complete this building: If you can help, please let us know!

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