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Back in the Swing of Things!

July 8, 2013

Construction at our clinic site is back in full swing again, after a lull that came after the roof of the pharmacy building was poured.  We’ve changed to a new construction team and they are working quickly to finish everything that needs to be completed for us to be a fully functional outpatient clinic.  Below are photos of construction events from the past few weeks:

 

Completion of the stucco work on 3 storage areas under the pharmacy building:

 

Storage Areas

 

 

Stucco work is almost completed on the inside of the pharmacy building:

 

Inside stucco

 

 

Placing Electrical

 

 

In spite of periodic breakdowns, our faithful dump truck and driver continue to bring materials up to the site:

 

Dump Truck Delivering Materials

 

 

While the masonry was being done in the pharmacy building, another crew was digging a hole for a large septic tank.  Here is the hole after a week of digging through rock and dirt:

 

Septic Tank Pit Finished

 

 

Then, iron bars were laid to reinforce the floor, after which a concrete floor was poured:

 

Septic tank ironwork

 

 

Rock walls then went up and PVC pipes were put through the wall to allow for inflow of waste water into the tank:

 

Rock wall septic

 

 

Digging has also started on a 4-hole latrine for our patients:

 

Digging latrine

 

 

Cherlie and I have entered into the construction arena as well, by beginning to paint the inside of the main clinic building.  It already was painted with a coat of primer paint, but now we’re painting with the real colors!  Here’s Cherlie showing how it’s supposed to be done:

 

Cherlie painting

 

 

We’ve been joined in our efforts each Saturday by 3 local young men:

 

Young Men Painting

 

 

We’ve appreciated the help and they’ve been happy to learn a new skill!

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