The highlight of the week was a tour we organized of the
chicken/garden projects in Monte Plata with our supervisors the Crismons and
the Area Welfare Manager, Julio Cesar Acosta.
Julio, as part of his duties, has visited numerous chicken projects
scattered throughout the Caribbean area.
But he had never visited our project in Monte Plata. The scope and design of our project is unique
among all the Caribbean projects because it incorporates a “kit” idea for 12
hens and a rooster and includes a garden with each family project. Most people were skeptical of what we were
doing, but we are beginning to see results and after this visit we were so
pleased to have Julio give his approval and support of what we are doing. It made us so happy! We have a sense of great accomplishment and hope
the seed of this idea will bear fruit long after we have returned home. The
following are pictures taken during the tour.