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Tree Planting in Maasin, Philippines

Ready for the distribution of the treees.

In Maasin community we decided to offer the trees in our local neighbouhood.

So we asked the Barangay Captain and the Barangay Environmental Officer to help us to identify 75 poor families who would each receive a banana tree and another fruit tree - mango, rambutan, santol or calamansi. (150 trees in all) 

We bought the saplings from a horticulture centre run by the University of Leyte two hours away from Maasin.

Distribution of trees.

The listed families were invited to our house where we explained what we were doing and that we were doing this in honour of the 150th anniversary of the death of Marie Madeleine. We had a small prayer service before having a lucky dip to choose which of the four fruit trees the families would receive. Then we followed some of them to their house for the planting. We will do the planting of the banana trees in May.

Planting the trees.

Unsere kleine Gemeinschaft hat das Ziel,
      mit allen Mitteln ihrer Macht
           das Herz Jesus zu ehren ...     (Marie Madeleine)