Mussels and Equality: A Chilean village’s specialties

How four sisters empowered women and changed their community

Melton Foundation
Oct 28, 2016 · 4 min read
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Cecilia Sanhueza and her sisters are owners of Nehuentue’s gastronomical center. Photo: Felipe Andaur
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“Some of the wives had never left the house because of their macho husbands — they were angry with us because we brought their wives to work with us.”

The gastronomic center was to be divided among four families which would each have their own kitchen and space to serve their food. There was a lottery to determine who would get the spots.

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Rubén Nahuelpan, a veteran mussel diver of 55 years and diving instructor, explains the difference in between a male and female mussel. He said Nehuentue is a model to other mussel farmers in the region for its sustainable practices.
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The whole group of international visitors at Nehuentue’s gastronomic center.

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