Meet Mariela

Mariela Tó y Tó is a professional chef and burgeoning business owner in Santa Clara, La Laguna, Guatemala. She had been selling her home cooking and signature rellenitos for years, but with the help of Trickle Up, she was able to start recording her gains and losses, and adjust her approach to purchasing supplies and selling her products. These adjustments and the changes she made through the pandemic are emblematic of her adaptability and resilience in forging pathways out of poverty.
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