Tuesday, March 15, 2011


The money raised during Likoni's Library fundraiser in February is being put to use! Last week, Hatua hired a carpenter and purchased the timber needed to build 9 library shelves.

Kwame off-loading timber

After being purchased and planed in town we transported our timber across the ferry to Likoni and offloaded it in the library. On Friday 11th March, our fundi (carpenter) began building.

The carpenter at work

Half the shelves are now complete and looking wonderful! The rest should be finished by weeks end. Before long they'll be covered with over 2000 books donated by American Friends of Kenya and the East Side Community High School, in New York City.

Some of the fixed shelves

When work on the shelves is finished, we'll begin building reading tables. Stay tuned for word of more progress!

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