Meet Elsa!


We’d like to introduce you today to Elsa Solís. Elsa is a second year participant in Programa Velasco’s Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP). She lives in a rented room with her teenage daughter, and from there she operates a business selling fresh fruit chopped up as snacks and producing typical Salvadoran foods such as empanadas and frozen jello-treats, which are very refreshing for El Salvador’s hot weather. After preparing for the day, Elsa sets out in the morning to sell her delicacies door-to-door in her neighborhood. Some of her best clients are the mechanics that work in auto-body shops throughout San Ramón.