Day 2 and should be Day 3! We have to get the walls to 12 courses high today on at least the side walls, so that the dugha (concrete) can set overnight and take the weight of the roof. We have a cracking team and finish to time!
Here's a photo of Quondile our homeowner with Asakhe his two year old daughter. I saw her tottering around in her Mums shoes just like any other little girl does. (I have a feeling my brother did this too but thats another story!) I went to take a photo and she got shy until Dad stepped in! Quondile was amazing! We usually find ourselves building with the women, they run the families and the townships, but on Wednesday Quondile arrived and pitched in with mixing Dugha, passing blocks and doing all the tasks that needed to be done on-site. He worked until we finished at about 4.30pm, and then announced he was off to work the night shift at the garage from &pm until 7am. He was on site Thursday morning and worked all day again and told me he was working again that night. I asked when he would sleep and he said "When the house is built". It goes without saying he worked all day Friday and as we left for the closing ceremony he insisted on staying to use the last of the Dugha to build a 'Stoop' or front step. It's truly humbling working with people like Quondile.
Heres a few photos of some of the other children who seemed to like the AR hard hat!