Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rwanda 2014 update

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Rwanda 2014 Update

First of all we would like to thank everyone who came to our BBQ. We had a great turnout with 34 people. It was very nice to see everybody again.
We also received some good news regarding our Rwanda trip in 2014.
After confirming with the Rwandan gang, we have settled for the first group to leave on Thursday the 24th of July and will be back in the states on August the 3rd. The second group will leave on Thursday the 31 of July and be back in the states on Sunday the 10th of August.

The cost for 11 days will be $ 2600,00 and if you stay for the full 18 days the cost is $ 3000,00. This price  is based on double  occupancy, if you would like to have a single room the price will most likely go up, how much we don't know yet. Included in this price is, flight, hotel, meals, health insurance and transportation in Rwanda.

There is a chance we might be flying through Europe due to cost, but more to come about that.

We will be building three 120' x 32' buildings, 9' tall in the province of Rwamagona, about one hour from Kigali. The interior of the buildings will be a material called " smartside" and it comes  in 9'x4' sheets so no cutting for a top piece. The exterior will still be vinyl siding, because it will keep maintenance cost down. We will most likely ship the containers in early March of 2014.
We will also be doing things a little differently this time when it comes to the planning of the work. We learned from our last trip, that we need to be more structured and organized in the way we do things. We will have one superintendent who is " the boss " for the project. We will have a daily meeting where people are assigned their task for the day so we all can work as a team.
We will again take Wednesday off, and make a day out of it like we did on our last trip. This trip is not just about building, but also about experiencing a little bit of how the people of Rwanda live and see the countryside of this beautiful country.
In the coming weeks and months the planning of this trip will continue and of course you will be kept up to date with information and updates. We will have a couple of orientation meetings to discuss the progress of the trip and to get input from you. Any ideas or suggestion you might have we want to hear about it.

We are hoping for at least 35-50 people coming on this trip - the more the merrier. We are looking for women or men, young or mature, tall or short, construction experience or not, it does not matter, we want you.
Please tell your family, friends and business acquaintances about Builders Without Borders. Share this on your Facebook page or email this to everyone you know. This is an experience you don't want to miss, so mark your calendar, start saving money and start looking forward to the trip of your life.
If you have any questions please contact:
Tom Ashwill @      tashwill57@aol.com
Dan Dodrill   @      dan@builderswithoutborders.net
Peter Fenger @   peterfenger@comcast.net
To all of you, have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends and once again, a big thank you for all you do.

Without you, this is not possible.

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