Tuesday, 6/18: Nicaragua, Day 5
So in conjunction with Food for the Hungry, we dug a 5 ft. trench flanked on either side by two 4 ft. holes. When Alfredo, the head FH engineer, and his tape measure were unavailable, the team used yours truly to determine if we’d hit the 5 ft. mark. (Oddly, 4.75 inches is still 4.75 inches out of the country). The idea is for water to run through pipes we placed inside the trench, directing it down the main hole lined with rocks anxiously waiting to filter out most of the crud that shouldn’t be in the water in the first place.