During the past decade the local brick making industry has flourished in this part of Tanzania.
|The bricks are all made by hand. The clay is dug up, pressed into wooden moulds and the wet bricks are left to dry in the sun.|
|Once they are dry they are stacked, covered with wood in a makeshift kiln and burned for 1 -2 days.|
|Brick-built houses are now rapidly replacing the traditional mud huts. Roofs are made of grass or corrugated sheets.|
|Several thousand bricks have been needed to build the new secondary school. To meet this demand each of the six ward villages has set up a brick-making compound around the school site and each village has agreed to make and supply an allocated number of bricks.|
|This is a wonderful example of the community working together for a common need.|