This was a picture we took of Carol and her family when we first visited; looking dejected, feeling overwhelmed and without much hope.
I was working beside her yesterday on the"mud line" and she couldn't hide her excitement. This is the progress we made yesterday. Her old house is on the left.
These two guys hacked and hoed all day making mud in the heat of the sun. The ladies made a number of trips to the nearest water supply to haul water in buckets , carrying the large buckets on their heads. The water was needed to make mud . Don't know how they can do that.
Later, we dropped by the water spring project and were encouraged to see good progress being made. Alun tells us that he is never sure if the locals will actually make it to the construction sites and participate as they promise but the level of participation at the projects to date have been excellent.
We will return to Carol's house tomorrow to continue mudding since her local support group is considerably smaller than that of Gladys' and we don't want her to be overwhelmed by the task and give up.