Alpha 5 have spent the past 6 days working in tough mountain terrain in the blistering heat but have managed to dig more than 700m from the natural spring to the water tank 1.2 kilometer away in the village. We often run out of water in the afternoon, and so have to wash in the river, reiterating how important the water system we are building is to the community.
We have jumped headfirst into community life by milking cows, grinding corn, making tortillas, feeding the animals and completing our baseline surveys. We´ve held our first community English lesson, teaching both adults and children and hope to hold more in the coming week. We´ve seen shooting stars, had several close encounters with scorpions and snakes and celebrated 2 Raleigh birthdays.
Alpha 5 are having the most incredible time in El Parajito and hope to finish digging our trench for the new water pipes to lie in, replacing the previous system which was virtually destroyed during Hurricane Mitch.