Well not so much clay but hey, it was a good song. The other volunteers that were there at the same time were Clive, Anya and Lauren. Anya had spent the previous 6 weeks helping the doctor who left a couple of days before I got there and was now helping Clive and Lauren with some building work. As you can see Clive quickly adopted ‘supervisor’ mode.cliveanyalauren.JPG

Here they are laying concrete/cement – oh dear I didn’t really listen when I asked the difference. It is for the back of the composting toilets which will be well on the way for completion by now I think. The loos at Emau Hill are – different, known as the long drop they consist of a hut with hole in the floor and as it says a long drop to the bottom. The main alarming part of the whole process is the likelihood of a bat flying out as you are in mid-um procedure, ahem as it were. Anyway, they were laying the concrete with holes in it for the pipes to allow the ‘vapour’ to escape from the toilets.


Actually I’m being unfair to Clive as the girls took their turn at supervising. The bricks in the background are made from the local clay and formed then left to dry in the sun.


So astonishingly, no celebrities, no red noses just people giving their time and money to help a small charity at the top of a hill in Tanzania. And finally, Clive as well as having a doctorate in geology runs some holiday cottages in Cornwall, you can find out all about them here.