Co-op services help members get ahead in Haiti
Members of farmer cooperatives in FRB’s Haiti-Northwest program spoke with recent FRB visitors about how much the program’s co-ops mean in their lives:
Delisia remembers breaking down in tears when her children were kicked out of school for non-payment of fees. She felt she would have to choose between her children’s education and her livestock. It was a difficult situation. She had livestock, but they weren’t ready for market and would fetch a low price if she was forced to sell them. The sale would cover school fees but she wouldn’t have any money left over to purchase new animals for fattening.