One of the projects we had on the second day we were in Rwanda, was to help dig out a road. And of course there is no big machinery there so we used hoes! Really never thought I would be hoeing in Africa along side genocide prisoners (in maroon). The mayor had us come and help in order to promote community rebuilding. This was a very practical need and a very unusual experience! I got exhausted after 5 minutes (notice me slumping with the blue cap)! But now I know how to carve out and level a dirt area for a road with only a hoe! That may come in handy some day!
Here are some of my teammates hoeing!
Here is a larger view of the road we were working on that wound through the hills.