Dear Friends of Diospi Suyana!
We are thankful for the last two days of dry weather, which helped defuse the road conditions. Continuous heavy rain has caused not only major mud slides on the roads to Abancay and Cusco but also flooding of the Apurímac river, which has turned the Panamericana into a dangerous travel option.
The Children’s House is almost completely painted. Most of the work left to do is carpentry work, i.e. the fitting and installing of doors. The lights arrived and electricians are now working on getting them installed. And, the shell of the storage and bathroom house stands.
The extension of the outpatient clinic is also progressing nicely. The bathrooms as well as the tile work is almost done.
The dry walls of our new archive are finished and we are now busy plastering and painting them. Once we are done with this task, we will start laying the wall tiles.
Now moving on to the school project: we recently kicked of the prep work. We hired a company from Cusco for the ground examination. (We used the same company for the hospital construction.) On the future construction site, currently still a large potato, pea and corn field, we have built nine trial pits with a depth of 6 feet, conducted penetration testing and taken ground samples. It seems as if we have good base for our new building. In two weeks, we should have the lab results and analysis.
Our next step will be the structural analysis. However, we haven’t found a company for this task yet. Maybe somebody will read this article, who is trained in this field or knows somebody who is willing to volunteer his time. If you are that person, please feel free to contact us any time.
Greetings from Curahuasi,