Despite the heavy rains at this time of year, we do get some sunny spells and this is when the workforce can get going with the infrastructure for the new clinic. The works will continue steadily throughout the rest of this year but we have started this month with pile driving to sink reinforced concrete poles (piles) into the soil to provide foundation support for the main barn. A drop-hammer uses a falling weight to drive the posts into the earth.
Now the pillars are in place, we will move on to lay the foundations (again weather dependent) and build the office and small laboratory. We have ordered the solar panels to provide the electricity for the unit but we are now actively fundraising to get the money to drill the borehole and erect a water tower to supply the site. Meanwhile we will keep you posted as the building work continues. Thank you for your marvellous interest and support.
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