While I was out with a team in Gorongoza things are moving at a rapid pace.  If you miss a day on the base you might return and not recognize some of the landscape.  While I am reporting on activities on the base the runway is being constructed by heavy equipment.

But the Women’s Art, Craft and Training center is really shaping up.  My wife is in charge and her degree in project management is showing.  She gets up at 05:00 in the morning to make sure nothing is left unchecked.  Workers at 06:00 (checked), fuel for concrete mixer (checked), steel and cement (checked), water connected and pumped for building (checked – last night already) … and so the list goes on.  By the time I forced my one eyelid open at 06:15 the house is empty and my wife gone.  When I arrived at 08:00 … well the floor was nearly halfway.
And that is how quick things go around here.

The sun has not yet fully risen but the first section is poured.

The heroes of the day!  None of our projects would have been possible without these great men from Mozambique.

Peter Manuel is our local Mozambican builder and has been with us for more than 10 years.
Pouring a foundation floor means …. moving rapidly.  A constant flow of concrete is necessary ..!  Was great to see everyone motivated.


The team still full of ‘power’!


Ready, steady …. GO!