Charlie 3 had a mammoth day of work on the 5th August, rushing to get the project finished before it’s time to leave. The pig pens are well on their way to being finished and the pits are were being finalized with a few finishing touches when we arrived. It’s hard work to say the least but these girls are doing an incredible job. A couple of days ago some local women from the community came to visit the group with some fresh fruit. They got chatting and explained how impressed they were with their work. The locals commented on the fact that they are not used to seeing girls doing such hard and heavy labor, and how impressed they were with they strength and courage. Quite right. In response to this Charlie 3 invited to them to share some dinner with them that evening, to which the locals graciously accepted.
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After chatting to the groups it seems that the guys are really enjoying working on the projects and being surrounded by new cultures. As the work comes to an end the final product is starting to take shape and the groups are gaining a real sense of achievement now that they can clearly see what all the hard work is for. Vicky Foden commented “It’s been the hardest two weeks of my life, but so rewarding. Even more so when we get to meet the people that it’s going to benefit.”
Charlie 1 have come to the end of their expedition and we said goodbye to them at the airport this morning. Our Charlie 2 and 3 groups finish their builds on Monday and will continue on to part two of their expedition, the adventure challenge - fun times ahead! Pura vida.
*Blog written by Dawn Tennant and photo's by Polly Baldwin