You may recognize these two sisters, Isabel and Ana. They’re both dedicated Brattleboro Co-op members. You can often see them in our store, or on the streets of our town. The story they have to tell is incredible.
They have come to us for help. Isabel writes: “as I’ve reached out for support the co-op has always been there for me when I’ve need special accommodations and for that I am always grateful.”
We hope we can rise to the challenge of these kind words.
In 1981 when they were very small they were taken from their birth mother in El Salvador against her will: they’re among the disappeared children of the Salvadoran Civil War. Now, after a lifetime apart, they are reuniting here in Brattleboro.
If you speak of Spanish, the co-op is offering Shareholder work credits in exchange for helping to serve as a translator during their mother’s visit in first days of June.
Please take a moment to watch this from their birth mother, Ester:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMi8SSG7AKI
All inquiries about how to become involved should be directed to JoAnn at 802-451-6278.
In Isabel’s words: “as I’ve reached out for support the co-op has always been there for me when I’ve need special accommodations and for that I am always grateful.”
We hope that through this we can play some small part in this powerful story. Thank you for your support!