» A Full Week
Friday – who would believe that a week could pass so quickly! The building continued to progress today. Ron, Emmanuel and others met this afternoon to go over the budget and the future of the building project. They needed to see where we were at with the finances and prioritize in moving forward, since there are not enough funds to complete the project.
Steve was able to teach the guys in the woodworking shop some simple jigs and ways of doing things that would make their processes so much easier. He has great knowledge of hand tools and woodworking with hand tools, so it was valuable information. He is currently building a bow saw for them to use so that they will be able to cut on a curve – a huge advantage from what they currently have. He continues to do research on wood supply and machinery supply. They will probably be visiting some places Monday to check on machinery available here.
Krysti and Debbie went back to the sewing site at Kabuga where the women were working on the shirts that were ordered for our group. She was able to teach them some embroidery stitches and some creative ways to decorate shirts. Apparently here, the embroidered shirts are very popular and well-liked, so they would be a good money maker for the sewing shop. Most of the machines that are here can do a zig zag stitch which is what most of the embroidery is – so they are good to go!
Mike was able to share a message with a group of college students. They originally thought that a translator would not be needed, but about 1/2 way through the message it was clear that they were not understanding it all, so Emmanuel stepped in and began to translate the rest of it.
We returned to the guest house on the early side since we had to leave early the next morning for the national park.
Krysti for the team
Posted on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009