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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

Sara Avila


Golosinas Sarita (Westbank Pulga)

Originally from Honduras, Sara Avila has worked in construction since arriving after Hurricane Katrina. Avila recognized the value of vending food to the growing Central American community and began her food venture, Golosinas Sarita, which features Honduran specialties like fried tilapia with plantains.

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Originaria de Honduras, Sara Avila ha trabajado en la construcción desde que llegó después del huracán Katrina. Avila reconoció el valor de vender alimentos a la creciente comunidad centroamericana y comenzó su aventura alimentaria, que presenta especialidades hondureñas como tilapia frita con plátanos.

Date of interview:
2017-06-11

Interviewer:
Sarah Fouts & Fernando Lopez

Photographer:
Fernando Lopez

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