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ORAL HISTORY

Sara Avila


Golosinas Sarita (Westbank Pulga)

Originally from Honduras, Sara Avila worked in construction after arriving post-Hurricane Katrina. Avila recognized the value of vending food to the growing Central American community and began her food venture, Golosinas Sarita, featuring 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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