Sweet ambition

Tuesday, March 1, 1994 - 03:00
María de los Angeles Retana Gentillini has big plans for her small-scale confectionary business in a suburb of San José, Costa Rica.The 45-year-old homemaker and mother of five started making and selling homemade candies when her husband, Manuel, left for the United States to find work. "I was here by myself and trying to figure out something I could do to earn money," she says.Retana was bringing in a small income as a street vendor, but that kep her away from her home and children too much. She decided to make and sell sweets.