Day 13 was a special day for everyone because it was
the day that the first child moved into the house that we had built.
Even though the house wasn't yet complete 14 year-old Umtabisi
(below in blue jacket) wanted to move in to make sure that nothing more was stolen
from the site over the weekend. He also said that the unfinished
house was still a lot better than the tin hut he had been living in.
Because Umtabisi was going to be living in the house we wanted to
make sure that he'd be as safe and comfortable as possible so we
made sure that we fitted new window frames (this time drilling them
in to make sure they were extra secure) and put the glass in.
We also started to backwash the house to prepare it
to paint and finish after the weekend.
As we drove away at the end of the day many of us
had tears in our eyes as we waved goodbye to Umtabisi. We had come
to Africa to build a Home of Hope and our dream was beginning to
come true. What a week it had been.
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