Construction of the retaining wall in our Compala, Guatemala community is coming along nicely thanks to the support of Adventure Life and their awesome grant program. We're 10 courses high on our way to 20! In the photos you only see about five courses because the rest are buried underground. We've just received a group of students from George Washington University here this week and they're going gangbusters. I'm not sure these pictures do justice to the scope if this project!
The "pinchazos" are essentially tire-changing places and they are where we collect the donated used tires.
We're also proud to announce that we now have ten full-time Guatemalan green builders. Ranging in age from 18 to 35, this group of locals work onsite Monday through Friday, 7am to 4pm.
They work on all aspects of construction, from pounding tires to creating elaborate designs in our plaster finishes. The key to spreading this method is community buy-in; thanks to the generosity of folks like you, we're able to contribute to education and employment in Comalapa!