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Staircase Construction

The year-long MEDLIFE interns and the members of the group “33B” labored collectively final week on a brand new staircase that may profit greater than 300 individuals. Comply with the story beneath: Interns and group members descend the staircase body to start work. The trail is steep, however they maintain on to one another for help. Everybody varieties an meeting line to start passing buckets of concrete that may fill within the staircase body. Mixing concrete is not any simple job. Neighborhood members pour gallons of water on prime of dry concrete, then combine it completely with shovels. Buckets of concrete are handed down one aspect of the staircase, poured into the staircase body, handed again up the opposite aspect, refilled with concrete, then handed down once more. The duty took hours, palms and garments obtained soiled, however they by no means stopped smiling! After an extended day of labor, the steps are crammed and the concrete is able to dry in a single day. Interns paint the staircase crimson to characterize MEDLIFE. All the materials for the staircase, together with bushes to plant alongside its aspect, have been carried up the steep hill. The interns plant bushes alongside the aspect of the completed staircase. The inauguration is kicked off and the interns say a number of phrases to thank the group for his or her collaboration. There is no such thing as a higher feeling than working hand in hand with the communities MEDLIFE helps. One other stunning staircase replaces precarious rocks and slippery filth that was dozens of peoples’ solely path home. Thanks for your entire onerous work, MEDLIFE Interns!
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Staircase Construction

December 24, 2015 8:17 AM A brand new staircase for Llinllin Pucara Written by Rosali Vela From the MEDLIFE office in Riobamba, Ecuador, we took a taxi to the bus station and a 1-hour bus to Columbe, one other metropolis close to Riobamba, the place MEDLIFE has held a number of cell clinics and initiatives. We then spent 30 minutes on a truck to Llinllin, a group inside Columbe that’s so giant, a group member says it needed to be divided into a number of “llinllins”, Llinllin Colegio, Llinllín Las Juntas, Lllinllin Hierba Buena. “Llinllin is so massive that it must be transformed right into a parroquia (district) as a substitute of being a part of Columbe” stated the truck driver. “So many little Lllinllins communities confuses individuals, when truly all the Llinllin communities are totally different.” As soon as we obtained to the outskirt of Llinllin, we noticed the massive wall MEDLIFE constructed for the native college, because of the donations from our chapter on the College of Brown. After 20 extra minutes driving, we lastly obtained to the group of Llinllin Pucara. Llinllín Pucara is home to only over 500 residents, most of whom have solely accomplished their fundamental research. In Llinllin Pucara, you end up surrounded by huge valleys and rivers making for a priceless view. At each nook, Llinllin Pucara’s landscapes are breathtaking. The group, as we stated earlier than, is considered one of many “llinllins”. Though these community of small communities are a bit distant from one another, they usually work collectively, particularly relating to sharing assets. One of many largest colleges within the space is positioned in Llinllín Colegio the place tons of of scholars examine. A few 20 minute drive away, in Llinllín Pucara, a smaller and humbler college is positioned, the place simply over 100 college students fill their school rooms. The scholars that attend Llinllin Pucara dwell in distant communities and can’t make the journey to Llinllín Colegio, which takes over 1 hour every means. Pedro Yacosa, president of Llinllín Pucara, talked with us about how a brand new highway permitting automotive entry to their group has helped their native financial system develop. “The principle financial exercise right here is elevating cattle, particularly the manufacturing of milk and cheeses. There are nonetheless some households who develop corn and potatoes, however the manufacturing of milk and cheese is one thing that everybody right here in Pucara Llinllín is pleased with. Now with the brand new highway, we’re already promoting our merchandise in bigger cities, and a few giant firms are buying our merchandise to resell,” he says. Although these new and accessible roads present safer entry to group members’ houses, utilizing these roads to achieve the native college from the Llinlin Pucara city takes 40 minutes to an hour of strolling. Positioned about 400 meters above the brand new highway, lies an outdated path that’s nonetheless being utilized by many group members to avoid wasting time. This outdated path shortens the commute to solely 15-20 minutes. This outdated path, nonetheless, is kind of harmful, particularly because of the poor circumstances attributable to Llinlin’s unpredictable local weather and every day rain showers. Regardless of these risks, many group members nonetheless choose to make use of this path to avoid wasting them time. This results in every day accidents resulting from mud and stone slides. “This path is essential for us as a result of it saves us loads of time to get to the highway and to the college from our city. On a regular basis we use this path and we can’t use it anymore in its present situation. We have to construct a staircase to switch this path, a staircase that’s secure and permits us to entry the trail with out worry of falling down”, says Pedro. As we walked alongside this outdated path, we discovered ourselves slipping and practically falling many occasions. Laughter from kids additionally utilizing the trail surrounded us, as they watched us wrestle. These kids have been way more skilled in utilizing this path and knew how you can navigate it with way more grace than we did. MEDLIFE is planning to construct a big staircase alongside this path to assist help this group. This staircase shall be made throughout a number of cell clinics in Riobamba. As well as, we shall be constructing a hygiene venture in the native college in Llinllin Pucara on the foot of the long run stairs. Along with the group, MEDLIFE hopes to attain its purpose of giving the Llinllin Pucara group an improved high quality of life and higher safety for all. Revealed in Stair Building Tasks
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Staircase Construction

From the MEDLIFE office in Riobamba, Ecuador, we took a taxi to the bus station and a 1-hour bus to Columbe, one other metropolis close to Riobamba, the place MEDLIFE has held a number of cell clinics and initiatives. We then spent 30 minutes on a truck to Llinllin, a group inside Columbe that’s so giant, a group member says it needed to be divided into a number of “llinllins”, Llinllin Colegio, Llinllín Las Juntas, Lllinllin Hierba Buena. “Llinllin is so massive that it must be transformed right into a parroquia (district) as a substitute of being a part of Columbe” stated the truck driver. “So many little Lllinllins communities confuses individuals, when truly all the Llinllin communities are totally different.” As soon as we obtained to the outskirt of Llinllin, we noticed the massive wall MEDLIFE constructed for the native college, because of the donations from our chapter on the College of Brown. After 20 extra minutes driving, we lastly obtained to the group of Llinllin Pucara. Llinllín Pucara is home to only over 500 residents, most of whom have solely accomplished their fundamental research. In Llinllin Pucara, you end up surrounded by huge valleys and rivers making for a priceless view. At each nook, Llinllin Pucara’s landscapes are breathtaking. The group, as we stated earlier than, is considered one of many “llinllins”. Though these community of small communities are a bit distant from one another, they usually work collectively, particularly relating to sharing assets. One of many largest colleges within the space is positioned in Llinllín Colegio the place tons of of scholars examine. A few 20 minute drive away, in Llinllín Pucara, a smaller and humbler college is positioned, the place simply over 100 college students fill their school rooms. The scholars that attend Llinllin Pucara dwell in distant communities and can’t make the journey to Llinllín Colegio, which takes over 1 hour every means. Pedro Yacosa, president of Llinllín Pucara, talked with us about how a brand new highway permitting automotive entry to their group has helped their native financial system develop. “The principle financial exercise right here is elevating cattle, particularly the manufacturing of milk and cheeses. There are nonetheless some households who develop corn and potatoes, however the manufacturing of milk and cheese is one thing that everybody right here in Pucara Llinllín is pleased with. Now with the brand new highway, we’re already promoting our merchandise in bigger cities, and a few giant firms are buying our merchandise to resell,” he says. Although these new and accessible roads present safer entry to group members’ houses, utilizing these roads to achieve the native college from the Llinlin Pucara city takes 40 minutes to an hour of strolling. Positioned about 400 meters above the brand new highway, lies an outdated path that’s nonetheless being utilized by many group members to avoid wasting time. This outdated path shortens the commute to solely 15-20 minutes. This outdated path, nonetheless, is kind of harmful, particularly because of the poor circumstances attributable to Llinlin’s unpredictable local weather and every day rain showers. Regardless of these risks, many group members nonetheless choose to make use of this path to avoid wasting them time. This results in every day accidents resulting from mud and stone slides. “This path is essential for us as a result of it saves us loads of time to get to the highway and to the college from our city. On a regular basis we use this path and we can’t use it anymore in its present situation. We have to construct a staircase to switch this path, a staircase that’s secure and permits us to entry the trail with out worry of falling down”, says Pedro. As we walked alongside this outdated path, we discovered ourselves slipping and practically falling many occasions. Laughter from kids additionally utilizing the trail surrounded us, as they watched us wrestle. These kids have been way more skilled in utilizing this path and knew how you can navigate it with way more grace than we did. MEDLIFE is planning to construct a big staircase alongside this path to assist help this group. This staircase shall be made throughout a number of cell clinics in Riobamba. As well as, we shall be constructing a hygiene venture in the native college in Llinllin Pucara on the foot of the long run stairs. Along with the group, MEDLIFE hopes to attain its purpose of giving the Llinllin Pucara group an improved high quality of life and higher safety for all.

Staircase Construction

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