Sunday, August 23, 2009


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. 

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