Marcovia Update: 7/99
Don Stierman's Report
Photos taken on July 19, 1999.
Mixing cement - mezcla - the old way, while a cement mixer sits unused a few meters away.
No work gloves! I should have brought at least a dozen pairs with me.
Leveling the mezcla floor inside a house.
The hole is too big! Windows were made all the same size, despite the fact that buildings were designed with front windows smaller than the rear windows. Block is used to close the gap.
Raising the support beam for the roof overhang, front of house. A pile of roofing sheets - thin metal protected against corrosion by a thin coat of tar - lies in the left foreground. Will these withstand the powerful winds that sometime sweep this area? Only time will tell.
Cow searches for more of those tasty newly planted trees as crew completes a roof. Note the roof support timbers on the house on the left. These roofs are very light and poorly supported. Even light-weight Honduran workers risk falling through, should they step in the wrong location.
Putting final touches on this roof.
Members of the roofing team with the small generator used to power the router.
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