As you look at one of the first walls going up for the new hospital, you will note the beauty of the stone base, and the masonry finish over concrete block. The workmanship is excellent, despite the fact that they have no power tools, no electric at the job-site yet, and do everything by hand. In the pictures below, you will see the pain-staking labor that goes into preparing the excavation of the brick, the forming of the concrete blocks one-by-one, etc.
Forming the Concrete Blocks
Manually digging out the Bricks
Beginning to assemble the New Hospital
These brickmen work in a bent over position in the African heat for roughly $1 per day. They cut each brick by hand with a small pick, and then unearth the brick from the bottom.