Suzan and Tape went to the village to teach the members how to smear their buildings. This was important because most members in that village didn’t know how to physically do it. When they arrived there, they found that it had rained and the ground all soaked with water.
The vice chairperson madam Kati welcomed Kibo staff to the village and informed them how most of the other members were already aware of the meeting that day but were still coming from their gardens. Tape and Suzan first sat down together with the madam katlyn for a few minutes as they waited for the participants to arrive.
They discussed about a few program activities going on so far such as chopping grass and smearing houses. Later after, the members arrived and together went and started digging out the dirt while piling it in one place. Water was poured in it and mixed until it became softer. Katlyn’s house was selected first for the demonstration since she offered her home to be a meeting place for the program lessons.
Tape and Suzan first demonstrated to the members how smearing is done and then requested the rest of the participants to join in. About three of the members knew how to do it perfectly and kept on teaching others how to smear the walls very smoothly.
The women carried out the activity as they sang different songs and chatting so as not to feel bored, and only the outside part of the kitchen was smeared all around because the whole activity started a little late yet the kitchen was so large.
Later after smearing the kitchen, Kibo staff thanked everyone for participating and encouraged them to always work together as a team during the program activities. They requested them to continue repairing and improving on their facilities before the actual stove building lessons begin. The participants thanked Suzan and Tape for the lessons taught and the meeting came to an end.