Kitchen / Dining Hall Rapid Progress

The Kitchen and Dining Hall building is progressing rapidly and all are excited.  In the last few weeks it has progressed from footer trenches to being ready for the ring beam.  The ring beam is a concrete ring, reinforced with steel that bands the building and walls above the doors and windows, we would call it a “Header”.  The ring beam can be seen in the brick walls of the building in the background.

Framed in floor foundation of large rocks, small stones, and steel mesh.

Framed in floor foundation of large rocks, small stones, and steel mesh.

Floor foundation.

Floor foundation.

PVC for drains and power lines.

PVC for drains and power lines.

Concrete poured over the foundation, one wheel barrow load at a time.

Concrete poured over the foundation, one wheel barrow load at a time.

Floor pouring complete.

Floor pouring complete.

Raising the walls.

Raising the walls in the kitchen cooking end.

Walls with doors evident in the dining hall part.

Walls with doors evident in the dining hall part.

Walls are now ready for the ring beam.

Walls are now ready for the ring beam.

Old kitchen in the shadow of the new one.

The old kitchen in the shadow of the new one.

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Groundbreaking for the new Kitchen/Dining Hall

We are excited about the next step in the building process of the Stream of Hope Home in Uganda…a new Kitchen and Dining Hall which will also function as a Church building and community meeting place.  It is a 35′ x 70′ structure, the same as we built at the Lord’s Servants Home in Kenya.  We signed the construction contract during our trip there a month ago and the foundation is set.  We expect completion by July.

Footer trenches for the kitchen end of the building

Footer trenches for the kitchen end of the building.  The current dining hall / Church structure is in the background.

Dining hall end

We are using bricks made in the community helping the local economy.

Wall base on top of the footer

Wall base on top of the footer

This is the current kitchen

This is the current kitchen