Building–Third Home for Children and Store House

It’s been exceptionally busy of late. We received a most generous donation from Nos Vies a Partage Foundation and it’s enabled us to almost finish the third home for children.

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When the donation arrived, the building had been started, no windows or doors, no roof, no finalizing of the walls etc. Then below, when the donation arrived, we got to work immediately.

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Now the main part of the construction is finished and the undercoat painting has began. The students are so excited about being able to move into their new home soon.

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In addition to the new home for children, our maize harvest from our farm has been exceptionally good this season. That means we need a very sizable storage to bring it, dry it and process it.

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Above, as soon as the funds came in, we began working on the store section on the right, then below, you can see each of the storage sections, left for all our main food storage, center for maize and such, and right for chemicals and farm items.

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The timing of this donation is absolutely perfect. We are about to harvest the maize in the next 2-3 weeks and it’s the first time we’ve needed storage of this size–exactly when we were able to build it. God is good!

In addition to finishing the third home for children, and building far better storage facilities, we have been busy constructing new roofing for the staff houses.

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Above you can see the bundles of special roofing grass that is piled, ready to replace the existing roofing.

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Thatching the roofing is a difficult job to ensure structural integrity, and make sure it’s completely waterproof and all takes a real team effort.

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The finished roof is just a work of art–warm in cooler nights, cool in the hot sun, unusually quiet when it rains. This design has been effective for thousands of years.

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