Hopefully you have been able to follow our progress over the past year and if not, take a few minutes to look through the pictures and re-live the process. I would like to say a special thank you to those who have given financially. Yabus has already changed as EVERY day people bring their produce to market, children go to school, and the clinic sees patients from both sides of the river because of this bridge. Thank you.
-Eli Fader

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Digging foundations

We have started to dig the foundations, a hole that is 3.6 meters long and 3.6 meters wide. It will be one meter deep and should be finished by April 18th. On the far side of the river we are encountering many rocks so the far hole is going a little bit slower. Construction using our concrete blocks, collected rock, and sand will begin soon after.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tower Progress

A lot has happened since the last posting. The community and government officials gathered to discuss the possibility of endorsing this bridge project, and all were overwhelmingly enthusiastic about it! Permit papers were signed and construction has begun! The field team has been collecting rocks for the infill of the bridge approaches and making concrete bricks for the tower assembly. Excavation of the tower foundations has begun as well, and the team hopes to have the towers built before the rainy season hits.

Unfortunately, we still have quite a ways to go with fund-raising. Before the cables, steel parts, and lumber for the deck can be purchased, we need the cash in our project account. Would you consider contributing to this effort? Or would you consider forwarding this blog on to your friends or others who may be interested in sponsoring this project?