Cubans Savor Chance to Become Entrepreneurs

This cafe in Bauta, near Havana, is part of a tiny, but now expanding, private sector in Cuba. Photo: José Goitia

This cafe in Bauta, near Havana, is part of a tiny, but now expanding, private sector in Cuba. Photo: José Goitia

BAUTA, Cuba — Marisela Álvarez spends much of the day bent over a single electric burner in her small outdoor kitchen. Her knees are killing her. Her red hair smells of cooking oil.

She hasn’t felt this fortunate in years.

“I feel useful; I’m independent,” said Ms. Álvarez, who opened a small cafe in November at her home in this scruffy town 25 miles from the capital, Havana. “When you sit down at the end of the day and look at how much you have made, you feel satisfied.”

 

Cubans Savor Chance to Become Entrepreneurs – NYTimes.com.

 

Acerca de Alejandro Robaina

Dueño del restaurant La Casa, en La Habana, Cuba. Owner of restaurant La Casa, in Havana, Cuba. Ver todas las entradas de Alejandro Robaina

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