It has been a fast and furious past 5 months. Once again, we had a very successful Spaghetti Dinner in October. We were able to buy more cement, gravel and sand needed to make the bricks. As you may recall, the bricks are made one by one by hand. This is a long and tedious process as the bricks then have to sit and dry in the sun! We will eventually get this building built!
In November I was able to travel to Ghana and see the progress of the building as well as the children. I can not believe how big the children are now. They are acutally young adults. It has been 7 years since I first met them! The building has all of the footings and foundation completed. We were able to pay for the water connection to the building with some of the funds from the spagheti dinner as well. That is nice to finally have our own water line now.
In December I had an open house at my home to sell some of the great products from Adi’s souviner shop. I was able to sell lots of items and now we can get more sand, cement and the wood needed to help the project along. I still have items for sell and you can contact me if you wish to get some for gifts. I have bags, backpacks, carved wooden animals as well as bowls. All of the items are handmade and really great quality. i also have some nifty wallets that at one time I had sold out of. They are nice to keep a checkbook, coupons or other items organized in your purse.
We are now in the midst of selling cookie dough. We are working hard to earn more money. Please buy!!
Below are some pictures of my November trip.