Today on our worksite we began to see block walls going up and much quicker than I thought. The local masons even let us lay most of the block. I wasn’t expecting that. We learned today that the husband of our homeowner family would be able to attend our end of the week celebration tomorrow (Friday). He works in San Pedro Sula, the largest nearby city, in a chicken processing facility and is often away from home for two weeks at a time. Enma is a stay-at-home mom to their 3 year old daughter.

We visited another orphanage this afternoon that houses young girls ages 4-18. We played a very long game of basketball with some of the older girls. We took a walk through the village to a production bakery that makes snack items to sell to local small “pulperias” or small corner shops. On the walk we got to see a number of completed Habitat homes, which was good since we won’t see the finished products of the homes on which we are working.

We may be far from the conveniences of our everyday U.S. lives, but for local LocoPops fans, we have a small “paleta” shop right next to our hotel. Very good and half the price in Raleigh. My favorite is mora.