A New Roof for a VERY Poor Family - pictures added
Currently, it is the "rainy season". We were aware of this thing called "the rainy season" before we arrived, but didn't really know what that meant. Now, we know. It rains every day. Sometimes for only an hour, other times all day. In addition, it rains really hard almost every night. A couple weeks ago we experienced a severe storm during the night. We expected to stay dry because our house was recently constructed. We were wrong.
Water came in everywhere that the wavy steel roofing meets the cement. By morning our corn stalk mattress was soaked because there was standing water in the room where we sleep. As we mopped up the water in our house, it occurred to us that the other people in our town were likely having a much harder time.
|This is our neighbor's house. |
It's an example of a typical home
here in San Hilarion.
|From the street this home didn't seem too bad.|
After walking through the hallway
in between the bedrooms
we saw things differently.
|Jack and Michael preferred playing with |
the guinea pigs,
which the family raises for food.
|The first step was to take down the existing structure.|
|Here's Anna taking a quick break before getting back to work.|
|After removing the piecemeal structure, we leveled|
the floor and prepared the area for the carpenter.
|Michael and Jack love the loose |
safety rules here in Peru.
|Everyone was super excited when |
the new roof started to appear.
|Roof building Peruvian style.|
|The new roof, thank you Jesus!!!|
We thank you VERY much for making this first big project possible.