Total loan: $6,000

Salud & Angie

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Hillsboro, OR, United States / Food

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A loan helped expand our product line, by producing an environmentally friendly meat-less chorizo to cater to a new clientele.

Salud & Angie's story

Having lived in Mexico City for a couple of decades I discovered my passion for exotic mexican dishes like Chorizo Verde (green chorizo), Chochinita Pibil: a traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatán Peninsula of Mayan origin, Oaxaca Tamales, and Mixiotes: a pit-barbecued meat dish served in central Mexico. I migrated to the US in 1999, years later, I decided to make my own artisan Mexican Chorizo sausage. After the recipe met my standards, I decided to serve it to my friends. It was a huge success, that same night, a friend asked me if I had thought about selling Chorizo Verde, and that is where it all began.