During my last visit to the Makoko Orphanage, I took some pictures of the progress of the construction of the first dormitory. But unfortunately the memory card of the camera crashed. After some trouble we were able to save some of the photo's, which we happily want to share with our donors.
Last week I paid the Makoko orphanage another visit. To check on the progress of the construction of the dormitory and to bring the budget (150.000 Kwacha/ 275 Euro) for the construction of the walls. While I was there I was happy to see that the constructors have been working hard. The walls of the dormitory are already half finished. The first dorm will be finished before the rainy season starts. Next week I'll give the remaining budget for the construction of the roof and finishing of the first dormitory (250.000 Kwacha / 458 Euro). I took some pictures of the progress, but unfortunatly the memory card of my camera is not working anymore. I can't post the pictures online.
While I was there I heard some bad news. The donor who would sponsor the construction of the second dorm pulled back. For us a huge dissapointment, because while we have collected enough money the build the first dorm, we don't have enough jet to build the second dorm. Because of this we will going to have some delay in the planning. We can't start with the construction unless we are sure we are able to finish it, otherwise the storms during the rainy season will damage the building too much. But we will keep on working on it!
I hope to be able to go to the orphanage and take some pictures next week (if I can get a new memory card), I'll keep you posted on the progress!