Alpha 5 are in Los Loros, a small community near to Achuapa, 50 miles from the Pacific coast, working on a project to develop a gravity-feed water system to provide the community with clean and safe drinking water. This is a much welcomed project for the locals who often have to walk large distances to collect water and are forced sometimes to collect water from polluted streams as there simply isn't enough supply to go around.
Alpha 5 have been busy with the community to help find the water source, dam the spring by collecting the water in a cement tank, digging trenches and laying pipes to help supply all the local houses.
All the venturers live and work with the local families and join in with the cooking, chores and sometimes helping out on the farms. Alex the designated leader of the day told me " a few of us have have tried our hand at cow milking without much success and have decided not to give up the day job and stick to trench digging!" They have also been receiving Spanish lessons and have returned the favour by teaching English at the local school.
When I asked how the project was going today Alex told me "we are currently waiting for cement to be delivered (probably a case of mañana, which means tomorrow or rather not today "and have therefore arranged a base ball match against the locals. We are expecting to get a hiding but will let you know the score tomorrow evening."
Any one like to take bets?????