Burgers, with a side of empowerment: Elisa Alvarado, fast food entrepreneur
By Reid Davis
March 1, 2023
Elisa “Ely” Alvarado started her fast-food business with just 1,000 lempiras ($40), in a tent on a vacant lot. Here, on a neighborhood street in the town of Villanueva, Honduras, just south of San Pedro Sula, the country’s financial capital and second-largest city, she began selling baleadas, a traditional Honduran handheld food, to passerby.