“I decided to continue my education, and at that time my mom, who
was here, helped me to finish my studies in the USA.
It was a sad day for me, a very sad day, because I left my family, all my friends,
everybody. I didn't know where I was coming to.
The most difficult [part] was that I was leaving my father who I loved
very much, and that was very difficult for me.
My first job in the United States was at Kentucky Fried Chicken. My hardest job was working in newspaper delivery. I had to do that job seven days a week
and it was really tough. One day, I just decided “Elsa, why don't you try for yourself instead of making money for other people, why don't you
try to make your own money by yourself? So, I decided to open a business.
This is my second one [business]. The first one, I had a supermarket, but the one I like the most is actually the business i run right now, Za Beauty Supplies and Variety store . I discovered that this is what i like and this is my life.
I have two wonderful children. My daughter, she wants to be a psychiatrist and my son wants to be a poet, but it's all a bit early, so this is what he came up with. We'll see.
The best thing that happened to me in this country is that I have my family, I have my two beautiful kids and we're doing very well, a success.