900 Solar Ovens were released from the Dominican customs. The Solar Oven team couldn’t be happier. The government questioned and re-questioned our Dominican director, Erasme for many days before releasing them. Money is always the deciding factor.
The following day Erasme motivated a team of 5 men to assemble 119 ovens in 2 days. Many fingers and arms were sore. He then traveled with a truck carrying those ovens to Santiago Rodriguez, Partido and Loma de Cabrera to distribute them. 119 people were very happy that day.
The following week, Gordy, Erasme and Jose Rafael Pegero traveled to the southwestern region of the Dominican Republic. They trained 2 young people from the communities there to visit the homes of folks who have already received solar ovens in order to find out what has been happening with these ovens. They traveled to five communities and visited 53 families. The results of these surveys are extremely important for us as a team to know how to make improvements in this ministry.