By Lynda Michel
JÉRÉMIE, Haiti (WOMENSENEWS)—Before the ground gave way underneath her, Elda Vilmeney had a business selling Coca-Cola in bulk on Third Avenue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. Since the earthquake more than two years ago though, she hasn’t been able to economically recover.
“While I was inside my business, everything began to shake and I had no idea what was happening,” Vilmeney says. “When I hurried to get outside, my foot turned and broke in several places. The American Marines operated on my foot and inserted metal pins, which will remain there until I die.”
With her business destroyed in the disaster, she could not sustain her family: a husband and four children—three boys and a girl…Read more