Fifteen tricycles make it possible for 15 support their families by delivering produce in the Dominican Republic.
Obviously these are not the tricycles many of us used as children.
Edmund Keane  shares this message from Mónica Alcántara de Martínez of the Dominican Republic as example of a Systemic Change Project in her country.  This project could be replicated in other places.
Dear brothers,

Please receive a warm greeting, this message is to  inform you that  yesterday August 31, we delivered 15 tricycles with fruits, sugar cane, avocados and coconut, to an equal number of unemployed parents, who live in extreme poverty; so that they can earn a living for their families.

We have the presence of our beloved Father Alejandro Paulino CM who is the advisor of the Council of the Dominican Vincentian Family, proceeded to bless this project, placing it in the loving hands of God, also exhorted the beneficiaries to work with earnestness and joy for the good of their families, he said that in the future, they could help other parents to earn a living working hard, but with dignity.

tricycle2After the blessing,  we proceeded to handing over in presence of the presidents of the conferences from the SSVP Zonal Council of Santo Domingo Este, with their respective beneficiaries who would be responsible for the supervisión of this project. Finally we gave each parent formally his tricycle, plus contain the merchandise for sale, will donate an umbrella and a chain with padlock for its safety.

With gratitude and joy,

Mónica Alcántara de Martínez
Presidenta Consejo Superior, Sociedad San Vicente de Paúl.
República Dominicana
Tel/Fax. 809- 592 -1743 oficina
809 -388 -6803 Res.
809 -873 8941 Celular
P.D. I will be sending more pictures in another email

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