After arriving in the United States, one of the main challenges that migrants must overcome is obtaining sources of income. Colombian Leonardo Castro has achieved this: he is dedicated to selling salchipapas in North America, and his daily income can be up to 3 million pesos.
French fries, Creole potatoes, chicharrón, chorizo, corn, sliced meat, melted cheese and sausage are some of the ingredients of salchipapas that the Colombian decided to offer to the United States.
Castro is based in Chicago, and on his social networks, he documents what life is like as a migrant in the United States. He talked about how he got his work permit, how much he earns every day, and the jobs he holds in the North American country.
On September 20, the Colombian dared to create and conquer palates that had not yet had the opportunity to try Colombian salchipapas. He went to three different supermarkets and bought the ingredients for his foolproof recipe.
The fries have three different presentations: the personal costs 15 dollars (60,000 Colombian pesos), the medium plate costs 45 dollars (177,000 pesos), and the giant is offered for 90 dollars ($365,000).
One of the difficulties in the process of starting a business abroad is getting some ingredients, such as Colombian chorizo and quail eggs. He invested, in total, 388 dollars (1.5 million pesos) in all the ingredients of his salchipapas.
After cooking, it’s time to use the skills of the salesman. He went door to door delivering the orders they placed, and, by the end of the day, he had sold 26 small plates, 5 medium plates, and 3 large plates. He sold 885 dollars (3,485,938 pesos).