The house consisted of a kitchen with a wood burning stove that filled the entire house with smoke whenever something was cooking. Our job was to install cement floors in two of the rooms that had dirt floors to begin with. Our other task was to build a latrine, shower, and washing station in their yard. We began the project by making cement, which was a tiring but intriguing process. First, we had to fill buckets with dirt and rocks and add them to a pile. Then we used shovels to stir in cement mix and water. Once enough cement was made, people began adding the cement to the floors inside the house. In the room, the perimeters were first lined so that the cement was level. Then it was filled in, flattened, and smoothed. A lot of the floor was finished before lunch.
At lunch we went to the other family's yard and ate food packed by Global Medical Brigades. After lunch, we continued working on our respective projects. Late in the afternoon, we loaded the buses again and went back to the compound where we enjoyed dinner and spending time with each other.