Foundation being formed

Off to buy a truck load of pebbles for the foundation.


Pebbles are hand shoveled onto the truck. No bobcat to scoop them up and load them.

Most everything is done by hand.

Two different sizes pebbles were purchased.

2 truck loads of larger pebbles — $230

1 truck load of smaller pebbles — $414

Emanuel commented that they got a new road because of the trucks!















First piece of hand machinery I have seen. The machine is compressing the foundation land.

A tank of water was brought for making cement.

12 liters of water — $110

100 bags of cement — $551

Emanuel is keeping meticulous records.

And I double check it on my excel program 🙂


Ground is broken!

Wednesday, September 13th, the land is officially cleared, and ready for construction.  Ground is broken for the school!!!

Environment Clearance — $69

I counted 11 workers.

Contractor payment for digging — $184, which comes to no more than $15 a day for each worker.




And so it begins: Supplies purchased, delivered and ground is broken!!!

Monday, September 11th

Emanuel and Arlene go to the bank, and then to the store to purchase supplies.

Tuesday, September 12th

The purchased supplies of sand and bricks (cement blocks) are delivered to the site.

Items delivered and costs:

Bricks 2000 — $1,378

Cement 100 bags — $551 

Steel 50 pieces, 10mm — $264, Steel 30 pieces, 6mm — $76, Binding wire 10 pieces — $14

Nails — $15

2 truck loads of sand — $368

Transportation — $18

Emanuel has to pay in cash each day the bills for the day. He is keeping fabulous records!