Cooperative Economic Groups

Cooperative Economic Groups

During the calendar year 2000, Estelle Dubuisson, President of FCLH, had the opportunity to visit many rural areas. She saw children living in deplorable conditions. There were a lot of children. It was impossible to bring them all into the Child Care Nutrition Center in Lascahobas for nutritional care. It was heart breaking to tell a mother of four or five children that only the youngest can be fed and the rest of the children will have to go without.

Group meeting

As a result, FCLH initiated a plan to organize a cooperative of two groups of mothers. An account was opened up for them in a Credit Union. The mothers are taught how to manage a small business. Their limited resource of food products, i.e. seasoning, cooking and sale, can result in profits to be used to adequately feed their children.

The small group has blossomed to the present day 809 mothers in 31 groups are supporting their 2,927 children. FCLH continues to seek more individuals in need.