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    Two years after earthquake, Haiti's women still struggling

    By Lynda Michel
    Courtesy Direct Relief International

    JÉRÉMIE, HAITI – Elda Vilmeney had a business selling Coca-Cola in bulk on Third Avenue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. But the 7.0 earthquake destroyed much of Haiti in January 2010, and she hasn’t been able to economically recover in the more than two years since the disaster.

    “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.”...

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-Ne...#ixzz1wxrlCbQY
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