The birthing center in El Chal is becoming a reality! Ed Matus, Dennis and Jim worked tirelessly for five days in less than ideal conditions to take the building to a new level. Ismael worked on the site when he was not purchasing or hauling building supplies. Dr. Coral, Ginny even got their hands dirty when time allowed. Five little boys from the neighborhood even came to help!
The team managed to put up all the wall and door bracings, finish laying oddly located floor tiles, set the shower floor, clean the tiles of excess cement, grout most of the floor, and put in all the electric wiring!
The last event of the week was a meeting of the Association members. It was cool to stand in a circle in the developing space.
The next push on the building will take place in two weeks for two weeks. The hope is that many of the men from the village will join us to put up dry wall and to finish digging and preparing the septic system. Please pray for the progress of the project and generosity of our members of the village.
We are hoping for a dedication of the building when Dr. Coral visits again in March. This has been her project with donations and support from friends and family.
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012