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Date: 2010-11-27

Construction of the chicken houses began in earnest when Chris Coles, a visitor from the UK, spent three weeks with us in November.  A day after arriving, Chris was thrown into the deep end and was running around Harare in our bakkie (pick-up truck) sourcing cement, gum poles & roof sheets ..  all a bit of a culture shock!

Chris did however find his feet, and with the help of a team of guys from The Michael Project, saw the chicken houses start to take shape. The biggest challenges were constructing the roof with not-so-straight gumpoles, and the frequent lack power and water!  By the time Chris left 3 weeks later two of the houses were nearing completion.

 On his last afternoon, the entire Shalom team threw a tea party for Chris in the newly contructed houses, all kitted out in 'Chicken Run' t-shirts.

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