Installing a water storage tank in Guatemala

Amidst holiday gatherings and celebratory feasts, the Nuevo Reto community garden is taking shape to a greater degree!

In the last post, I talked about the work being done to fortify the fence around the community garden.  Now that there is beefed up security for the area, it is time to get to business!  Over the course of the last week, I have been sent several batches of photos showing the progress.  It began with chalk outlines of the land to be excavated.

When the digging began, I was sent periodic updates.  Each time, I thought the digging was done.  I really had no idea of how large a hole should be to accommodate a 3000 gallon cistern!  Before I knew it, the hole was so deep that the young man had to  throw shovel-fulls of dirt way over his head to continue the excavation.  Check out these photos and video!

As the digging was nearing completion, a flatbed trailer loaded with concrete blocks was delivered to the work site.

I can’t wait to see the photos that will come next!  Next in the process will be the removal of the wood from the pallet storage area and the preparation of the land.

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