Archive for May 14th, 2012

House building has begun!

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Yesterday we arrived at our temporary home for this week, Honeypot cabins in the Gaza province, Xai Xai district. We had a nice team dinner and I finished the day with two South Africans and a bottle; very interesting to experience that we both were able to speak our own language and still understand each other!! (the drinks helped I guess πŸ˜‰ )

Today marked the beginning of our work in Mozambique; building a house for a mother, her two children and two grandchildren.
So far I have a GREAT experience: yes, it is hard physical work, but at the same time you directly see the result of the work and you know who you are doing it for…fantastic!!

Below some pictures of the first day:
The team:

The current home:

Mixing cement:

Laying bricks:

Result after day 1, not bad! πŸ˜‰

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QOTD May 14 2012

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Ellen DeGeneres: “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.”