Geoffrey Omongin’s brick making project has entered its next phase. They have begun the process of baking the bricks.
Geoffrey tells us that the burning is so far going well, despite the threat of rain.
Once the bricks are completed they will cool and then be sold. The profit he makes will be shared with his workers as well as used to prepare more bricks. His next task, he says, is to pump out the ground water that has accumulated in the excavation site so that he can harvest more clay. The access to the site has been improved so he anticipates this happening next week or so.
He also needs to replace many of the hand tools used in the process as the clay is extremely hard on tools. One wheelbarrow is completely beyond repair, he says, and all of the picks and shovels will need to be replaced.
We will keep you updated as we hear more. Thank you so much to all our patrons who have helped make this project possible! If you have any questions or comments, please email us directly. If you want to ask questions of Geoffrey, please contact us and we will forward them to him.