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Moving Rocks Once Again, Community Collaboration..

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This time it’s called a community ‘collaboration’ work effort.  Something kinda nice about the rural communities out here in Peru.  When public projects need to get done, families are rallied and a good number of neighbors come out to put in some hours of hard labor.  In this case, a stone wall needed to be removed and only hand tools were used and could be used to shovel and pick away at earth and rocks the size of household furniture.  Only problem is that these super heavy rocks had to be moved and of course I was there to help haul.  Back’s getting a workout over here but it’s worth it.

This is just the start of the pile I was building close to the new chapel going up.

This is just the start of the pile I was building close to the new chapel going up.

Everyone is chipping in.  Luckily it's a holiday, dia de la trabador.

Everyone is chipping in. Luckily it’s a holiday, dia de la trabador.

Breaks for coca.

Breaks for coca.

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Written by galbavy

May 5, 2013 at 4:13 am

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  1. […] I remember writing about this several months ago.. Here’s the post.. […]

  2. […] like community work events in weeks and months past (i.e., here or here), the neighbors came out in two of the annexes last weekend to clean, scrub and maintain […]

  3. […] other words, it’s a way of life for the outdoor workers of Molinopampa and for much of the manual labor in Peru and the Andes (construction, mining, etc.).  Here’s […]


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