Dominican Republic: House to be built for child who lived in a tree in Azua

Sabana Yegua, Azua – Joel Lebrón, a 13-year-old boy who made a makeshift house on top of a tree, sleeping on wooden boards, without access to essential services, will soon have a new home as he always wished, where he can live comfortably and safely.

Joel Lebron’s story moved the team of the Social Cabinet, who, upon learning of his case, moved with the Jompéame Foundation to the San Francisco sector of Sabana Yegua, in Azua, to begin construction work on his new home.

“This story shook us, as it shook many in the country, to see that Joel wants to seek a better way of life, and we work so that all Dominicans also have this opportunity and what better example than Joel,” said the coordinator of the Social Cabinet, Tony Peña.

The Social Cabinet extended its gratitude to Jompéame in the person of its director, Katherine Motyka, for making this case known, as well as to the National Council for Children and Adolescents (Conani) and the municipality of Sabana Yegua for the collaboration received to make Joel’s dream come true.


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