Friday, 2 September 2011

Making Rebar

Rwanda is a labour intensive society. If a person can do the job, you hire the person rather than the machine. Sometimes you think, there has to be an easier way... but then the person you hired probably wouldn't have a job, nor would he eat, have a roof over his head or be able to provide for his / her family.

On any given day we have 16 - 20 workers at our house.
We're happy to know that we can be part of providing for them and their families.

Thought some of you might be interested in the making of rebar process...

The guy who has made ALL the rebar 'shapes'
You can see I'm not very construction oriented...

This is the guy who puts the rebar pieces together
22 square pillars and 6 round


The pile of pillars... waiting to go up!

4000 Blocks!!

Yes... 4000 blocks - not bought, no cement truck showing up... all made by hand! Incredible really.

video

Some of the blocks!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Foundation is finished!!

Our House is moving along!!

It's SO exciting for us to see our house moving along.