As the year somewhat draws to a close, this year is a little different than many in the past.
Usually the clinic closes for two weeks and the construction altogehter also knocks off for the same amount of time.
This year (as with last year) the schedules have been rotated so that the clinic will not have to close (except for the holidays) and for the construction...the guys are pushing to finish the walls and footer for the second floor before they leave on the 23rd.
The good news is that we have received enough donations that we can offer Rolando full time work again next year, which is good news since he is the foreman and should have enough for materials as well, and Lenin and Santos to keep helping as well. Especially it should help if we get the help we are anticipating from groups in June, July, August and September...likely our only time this coming year to have teams that will do any construction if you can believe that!
There is quite a bit left to do...but if the donations stay steady, and the help comes, I now think it possible to finish in 2017! That could be a huge change among many of our anticipated changes going into the new year!
The guys hard at work...great weather for it this time of year!
Here you can see the height of the building, when the footer goes on top of that, it will be ready for the prep work for the second floor.
Looking from the door into the play area...still lots of finishing work to do for these areas...looks like a great space for some groups to pour, fix and beautify!
Here you can see back from the play area to the clinic. That big empty space will be some kind of window/ventilation long term.