The families who wish to be participants form groups of 7 to 12.
They come to the Village to receive the necessary instructions and formation. They then proceed to either cultivation of geranium, or to farming (chicken, ducks, turkeys, etc…) according to their choice. They will be financed but they will also give their contribution. Throughout the project, these families will be accompanied and evaluated.
Today, more than fifty families take part in the project.
This good work having started more than two years ago, the committee decided to organize a meeting to allow the families to become acquainted with one another and also to permit them to discover at last who the Daughters of Wisdom are and why we are developing this project with them!
Therefore, we decided to have a Celebration on April 28, 2008.
Two days before the celebration, we received the products of their work. These will be sold by auction and the money will be put in a common cash box. This cash will be used for their common trips and also to facilitate their openness. Last year, the group went to see the Presidential Showcase and this year, they will visit the airport and Radio Don Bosco in the capital- a trip of 15 km for some, and for others, 80 or more.
Therefore, very early we see them arriving with their baskets on their heads or on their bicycles holding the fruits of their labor. Hand-made hats, manioc, avocado, pineapples, sweet potatoes, young geranium plants, sugar cane, etc…
The Village had also prepared the celebration: games for the children, surprise envelopes, expo-sale of second-hand clothes and a small restaurant so that the people would take advantage of these bargains without receiving everything for free.
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