We have all arrived. Our luggage all arrived, no flight delays and our work has begun. We have spent the last 2 days working hard on the kitchen project. It has been hot and sunny each day and that makes for a tired bunch of volunteers when the day is done.
We have a group of construction workers who are assiting us with the project so we are quite a large team. Everything to this point has been running smoothly (always a few bumps, but if there are only a few then things are good) The kitchen is starting to look like a kitchen and as the finishing begins we are all excited to see how it will come out.
The children living at Adziwa are amazing and there are MANY! We have had a great time getting to know them and seeing how this kitchen will change things for their community. Today we got to see the hundreds of kids line up to get their meal and it was quite a sight. Because we have torn down the old kitchen and the new one isn’t done they are just building a small fire out in the open and the ladies are cooking and serving the kids that way.
Since we are staying in the village I am not able not get to the main lodge and use the internet daily. To get to our project site we are walking 2 miles each way so 4 miles in total in the heat. We are very dirty at the end of the day and just exausted. Tonight after my shower I decided to make the long walk up to the lodge. I could not convince anyone to come with me so I hurried along the mile hike so I could blog quickly and get back before the sun sets. As I type the sun has now gone down and I will have to arrange a ride back because walking out here in the country after dark with all the wild animals can be a bit frightening (even to me).
I wish I had more time to elaborate on the daily activities. I hope to write again soon and give more details.
Love to you all. Please know we are all safe and healthy and enjoying ourselves.