Day Five: Final day of Building
Somebody has asked for more pictures ... and their wish is my command.
The homes are taking shape and most of them are completed. The 14 piglets are doing wonderfully, and the community is excited by their new arrivals.
The volunteers here – both from the OHBA and the locals – are pumped about this adventure. Asked if I'd do this again, my response was “in a heartbeat.”
This experience has been life changing, not just for me, but for most of those involved. When I think that a child in Aguas Negras cannot go to school because their family cannot afford a uniform, it breaks my heart. I spend more money on coffee in a day than the price of a school uniform. I will think twice before I order another double-shot Americano.
So, here, in 12 pictures, is a day in life of an OHBA Humanitarian Build. Forgive me for missing so many of the participants, but there is only so much room (and the Internet access here is spotty at best).
I will post more pictures of the children later today.
Tomorrow, there is a dedication ceremony and the homeowners will receive the keys to their new, safe clean homes -- and have a door that locks so they will be safe.
Also tomorrow, I will be going shopping with some of the volunteers from Hero Holidays so that the new homes will be be furnished with a washing machine, beds, linens and groceries. I will report on that tomorrow.