We began the day with a meeting with the Wukro sports commission, in which we decided the work dynamics of the days we will be here. There are three women’s teams in Wukro and each we will work with one of them in the morning from 7:00 to 8:30. On the last day a triangular match will be disputed among the teams.
Afterwards we visited the construction site of the reservoir supervised by Lierni, a Basque engineering firm. As you can see in the photograph there is no machinery and the stones are set one by one. Most of stones have been placed by women. The intention of this structure is to accumulate water to canalize it and use it as irrigation of crops. In 5 years some 8 metres of water are expected.
Thursdays are market day and on our return we stopped to familiarize ourselves with it. It is a popular market where ceramics, clothes, food, tools… can be found many farmers walk several kilometres loading much weight in order to be able to sell their products in the market and make some Birr. The Birr is the Ethiopian currency, and the exchange rate is 22.45Bir for 1€. Due to the custom of eating with their hands the bills smell of their typical hot sauce, which is a bit unpleasant.
Every afternoon the mission is opened to orphans so they can play, they are given material and those of us lodged there do different activities with them. When recess is over they are usually given bread, fruit, etc. and on Fridays they receive sweets and cookies.