Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Our neighbors, like many others here, make bricks as soon as the rainy season ends. They sell for fifteen cents a brick or about $ 150 per thousand bricks sold. A family working together can make ten thousand bricks in a matter of weeks which, if they are able to sell them all, would generate enough income for the family to survive the long period when no food will grow--from mid June to the end of September or later. John went next door and took pictures this morning so you can see the process. Some visitors here have said they thought these people were lazy. They have never seen our neighbors working through the night to get the bricks made.