Dirt and cement mixture are dumped in the pressurized hydraulic brick
making machine. Bricks are turned out one at a time.
Dirt from the termite hill is hand mixed with small amounts of cement
American volunteers and Zambian staff look on as the ﬁnal digging for
the new latrine is completed. The walls of the latrine will be lined with
cinder block bricks.
Rows of completed brick reveal the results of teamwork!
Trees planted last year by American volunteers are ﬂourishing.
The newly completed home of the groundskeeper is a welcome site.
Today it stands alone on the land but soon it will be surrounded by the
other structures that will comprise the Family Resource Center.
Termite hills dot the land. Volunteers shovel the dirt from the hill and
transport it to the building site where it will become the primary
component used to make the bricks that will be used to construct the
Water is trekked the short distance from the well to the worksite.
Water used to prepare the cement mixture and to water the many trees is
collected from the newly completed well.
Volunteers enjoyed the very dirty task of unloading the dirt collected
from the termite hill at the work site. This dirt becomes the primary
ingredient in the brick making mixture. It is free and plentiful!
When completed the Family Resource Center will include:
Primary and Secondary School for 950 children
Health and Medical Center
HIV/AIDS Counseling and testing Center
Vocational training Complex
Family homes for up to 200 orphans
Community training center
Micro-Credit Bank and Small Business Institute
Pig and Poultry Projects