We built two homes in five days with the help of a great team of overachievers during 16hr work days.
The structures of the homes were made up of 1,200 bricks that weighed 32 lbs. each. We unloaded and loaded them and moved them to the structure location, and used different tools like a machete to cut and carve the bricks.
Then we decided to split our team in half and work on two home additions.
The dedication ceremony was touching and inspiring and since Nicaraguans love to celebrate, it was no surprise to end it with games, a piñata, and the joy and laughter of families and friends.
But the work is not done yet. They are currently planning the installation of a water system for fresh, clean water to homes and are testing a new toilet system that is much healthier than what they have now. Our team is motivated to go back and help them with the water project installation.
Towards the end of our week we were able to visit the Masaya Market, a volcano, and take a boat trip around Lake Managua Island.
I continue to be impressed with what Habitat is doing around the world and hope I can continue to support them. I'm looking forward to continuing to help other Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the world.