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Las Orquideas Women’s Group – Indian Church Village, BELIZE


Successful restaurant women’s co-op effort
 
for over 10 years

• Original funding Canadian Funds for Local Initiatives (CFLI)

• Grinding mill provides many homes with affordable masa (ground corn) for local cooking and consumption (as well as their restaurant)

• Provide food and meeting facilities for Lamanai Archaeological Project’s Field School

This is a model project that has been successful and our hope is that Beyond Touring through its efforts can assist these hardworking ladies that work well together.

 

HOW IT WORKS AND WHAT WE’RE SERVING……

  • Profits from this endeavor are split evenly between three different groups of woman (between 3 – 6) who rotate their work schedule.

  • Since they work every 3rd week the income is not exceptional but it surely helps to supplement their family’s income.

  • They serve traditional Belizean food: 

- Rice and beans (or beans and rice, both are available!)

- Stewed chicken

- Empanadas

- Tamales

- Salbutes

 
     

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