One corner of the school's soccer field where we began the building of the wall.
Sifting rocks out of the sand to mix with cement; also, maybe panning for gold?
One of the most labor intensive jobs - mixing cement by hand. This is more difficult than it looks; you have to make sure the water doesn't escape the "volcano," mix quickly so the concrete on the bottom doesn't start to harden, and do it in the hot Nicaraguan sun!
Students diligently mixing ready-to-use concrete so that it doesn't harden.
Richard working hard
Make sure to stay hydrated!
Another labor intensive job - moving 100 lb concrete bricks. We had to carry a lot of these a large distance, until they got a truck to transport them across the field. Whew!
Everyone worked hard to carry these bricks... it was hard work...
And then some school kids came by, and wanting to help, also showed us up.
Our daily audience
Playing with the kids at the orphanage after working on the wall
Sometimes we didn't have as much energy as the kids...
Our awesome sponsors, Obed and Daniela!
A local shop right outside the orphanage
Some horses chillin' on the side of the road
Where we went ziplining on our "fun day" - Nicaraguan rainforest on a volcano!
We got smoothies after the end of a long week of work - High chairs for the boys
Being silly with our new friends at the orphanage
What we did! It might not look like much, but we managed to put up several sections of concrete blocks. They will fill columns and a top layer over this section. To be continued...