Pumped

Last week we pumped out some fine houses. These houses will serve as an operations base for a British NGO by the name of Tear Fund. They are providing earthquake relief aid in Haiti’s rural regions. In essence, All-Hands is operating as a construction contractor, using our expertise to quickly build them an operations base in turn for a pile of money and some all-important networking. This is not exactly how I had envisioned that I would be putting my skills and experience to the Haitian grind stone, but I quickly learned last week that this contribution will go a long way. We are working with local masons, teaching them a great deal about how they can build these simple 12 by 25 foot timber homes on their own. At a cost of $2500, this model of home will be repeated throughout Haiti to replace the countless shattered concrete block homes. Below are a few shots which show the evolution of these homes. I am pumped by what I am learning and what I am sharing.


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