Anth and The Hole

by admin on January 29, 2010

This is another clip that I think captures much of the essence of our trip to Zithulele. It shows the passion, the joy and the frustration, all rolled into one. I think that Anth’s experience with the hole can be extended to much of the work being done in the area. And his enthusiasm in spite of this frustration is also mirrored by all the people we met.

I must just add that I totally respect the work these guys did for a couple of days. Not glamorous, but absolutely critical. It will provide basic sanitation for the residents for many years to come. A real contribution.

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A long day for Andy D.

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Photos online

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80 / 80 Vision

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