It’s been a year and a half since Hurricane María ravaged through the island of Puerto Rico. Despite the limited disaster aid that the island has received from the U.S. government the island is thriving. You know why? Because Puerto Ricans are resilient. That and of course, the tourist who visit our island. Puerto Rico’s lush vegetation has flourished, and our beaches are more beautiful than ever. Tourism is a booming business, and it helps the island’s economy.
However, not everyone is able to travel to Puerto Rico. How can you help Puerto Rico? Easy! By shopping online from local businesses from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world.
Social media has played a huge factor in getting news to the diaspora during the hurricane, and it’s also been a great resource to find local businesses too.
I’ve compiled a list of local businesses from Puerto Rico some from which I’ve already shopped. I’m pretty excited aboiut the purchases I’ve made thus far, and I hope you would be too.
The Puerto Rican roast pork or as it’s commonly known “lechón asado” is a staple in every menu across the island during the Christmas holiday. Served with arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas), guineos en escabeche (pickled green bananas), pasteles (similar to tamales), and ensalada de coditos (cold pasta salad) it is an explosion of flavors and pure deliciousness!
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