Archive for September, 2010

Room with a View!

Friday, September 24th, 2010

What an amazing week! It started early on Saturday around 6am with over 40 men on site ready to concrete the first floor slab. It was non-stop until around 3pm. We consumed and enormous amount of sand, ballast, water and around 200 bags of cement, but by the end of the day the job was done. If you would like to see how the concrete travelled from the ground floor to the first floor check out our video by clicking here

It was then time to pray for rain so that the slab wouldn’t dry out too fast and crack, so we did, even though we’d had little rain for some weeks! It rained that evening then again around 4pm on Sunday and has rained enough every day this week to help the slab strengthen.

As you can see progress this week has been good, you can see the first floor rooms taking shape.

24-Jul-2010 09:47, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100

Don’t forget to check on us next week to see some of the other exciting activities that are going on at Tumaini.

Thanks Xx Glyn & Jane

Ready!

Friday, September 17th, 2010

We’re ready for an early start and a busy Saturday! The steel work for the first floor slab is now ready, the sand, cement and ballast are on site. All we need now is around 30 men to mix it all up and hoist it quite a height. We will start at 7am and work until the job is complete.

Check in next week to see the building really taking shape. Xx Glyn & Jane

19-Jul-2010 09:57, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100

19-Jul-2010 09:57, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100

Fresh Water!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

11-Jul-2010 12:34, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.004 sec, ISO 100

At long last Timbwani has a supply of fresh water. Our community water project was officially launched this week to much excitement! People around Tumaini can now get fresh water at half the cost they were paying before.

Water is collected by our water truck and transported approximately 6 kms to the distribution point, it is then pumped up to a 5,000 litre storage tank ready for distribution to either 10 or 20 litre jerry cans.

Fresh water at an affordable rate will make a huge difference to the people of Timbwani.

The form work for the first floor slab of the halfway house is now ready and gives a great view for aerial photos.

Thanks for making what seemed impossible become a reality.

Xx Glyn & Jane

11-Jul-2010 09:11, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 7.1, 9.8mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 100

11-Jul-2010 12:28, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 100

Trappers & Mkoko’s!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

How quickly a week passes! Our Fundi’s have been busy preparing for the first floor slab. It’s taking some time preparing the trappers and mkoko’s, that’s the mangrove support poles and woodern slats that the concrete will be poured onto. The preparation work will take the rest of this week and most of next week.

The view from the top is amazing, we had to climb a make shift ladder but it was well worth the climb to get a good look at the work in progress.

03-Jul-2010 13:58, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 100

03-Jul-2010 13:56, FUJIFILM FinePix Z700EXR, 6.4, 6.4mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 100