I worked with this crew for two days, putting up these poles. Getting electricity to this side of Bercy is wonderful. I ran the shovel and helped site the poles. The Boss wouldn’t let me help pull the ropes or work the long metal poles that raise the electrical pole, he wanted me safe. At any given time there were 20 villagers watching this process. Goats, donkeys and cows all made their way through the work zone. Several people asked if I worked for the company putting up the poles. Most of the workers you see in these pictures are working for free. They want to improve their village, so they pitched into help. There are very few jobs, so there are many men hanging around just trying to find something to do with their time.
On a hot 100 degree day I am surprised to be able to say I really enjoyed this work!
Work stops whenever a villager needs to come through.