After giving me some time to settle in, to find my way through the city of Kisumu and to get used to the Piki Piki we started our work. Just in case you don’t know: We are building a brand new boarding home for the girls attending the brand new class rooms in the village of Obambo. I don’t know much about construction work but the image I had in mind about building a house contained a lot of different machines, but no! Only real hand work in Obambo. It’s so great to see a building coming up step by step. After learning about the importance of measurement, I realized how hard work it is to dig the ground and preparing the foundation… wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow. But then for me the most interesting part is of course the walls. This is where even a construction beginner like me can see what’s going on. Brick by brick we go higher and higher.
The best thing to do here besides work is eating Kenyan food. I love to go over to David or Erick’s place to have a home cooked African meal. Of course my favorite is Chapatti, I call it the African version of a Tortilla bread… I could eat Chapatti everyday all day long. With beans, with lentils, or just pure. But of course there are several other dishes I looove to eat: Fish for example or beef. But of course I cannot just eat Kenyan food without making my family here trying some nice Swiss recipes. They had to try Röst, Älplermaggaroni or Gschnätzlets. Of course you have no idea what that is. But that’s ok, I can just tell you that it tasted great, honestly. Not Chapatti kind of great, but still very good.
You can donate towards to this project here at our global giving org fundraising campaign to help raise $5000 by June 30th to send 60 girls to the new campus or contribute to finish the boarding house at my fundraising page on stayclassy org