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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Benita Villareal


El Rinconcito Catracho (Algiers Pulga)

Benita Villareal opened her Honduran food establishment, El Rinconcito Catracho, in 2017, expanding her business from selling used clothes and soccer jerseys. When a neighboring stand became available, Villareal took over the corner space, aptly naming it “Rinconcito,” which means “little corner,” and “Catracho,” an endearing term for the Honduran community.

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Benita Villareal abrió su establecimiento de comida Hondureña en 2017, expandiendo su negocio de vender ropa usada y camisetas de fútbol. Cuando un puesto vecino estuvo disponible, Villareal tomo el espacio de la esquina, llamándolo acertadamente “Rinconcito,” que significa “pequeña esquina” y “Catracho,” un término afectuoso en la comunidad hondureña.

Date of interview:
2017-07-04

Interviewer:
Sarah Fouts & Fernando Lopez

Photographer:
Fernando Lopez

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