Monday, October 15, 2007

Nyumbani Village - - - My Job

The village is located about 20 miles from Katui which itself is located a rugged four hour trip East of Nyroubi. The five year goal is to turn this 1000 acre of bush country into a self sustaining community. Over 25 structures, including a school, a 'poly-tec' center, administrative offices, health clinic worship center and housing for 250 children and grandparents. Upon arrival I was introduced to the Italian manufacturer who was at the "poly-tec' center to install a generator that would enable us to use the extensive, donated woodworking equipment. It was a natural for me. Along with Tietus the local carpenter and Matheca an 17 year old student apprentice we set out to build tables, benches, desks, beds a prototype bee hive, 'special orders' and much more. As long as we were able to get suitable lumber and other supplies and equipment . . . and keep the generator operating . . . it's a great job!