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Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorSandra, 35, lives in the family home. She earns a living selling tortillas and already has 10 years of experience. Her business is located in the town market and she sell...Read their story >
JewelryEl SalvadorFlor is 38 years old and lives with her life partner and her daughter. She sells gold plated products (chains, earrings, bracelets), also by catalogue. She has 5 years of...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorBlanca is 57 years old and she lives with her three grandchildren. She has a clothing sales business that caters to different styles and all clients, ladies, gentlemen,...Read their story >
Food Production/SalesEl SalvadorMaria is 51 years old. For 10 years she has had a business selling tortillas in her home. She has many customers because of her good prices. Maria lives in her own house wi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesKenyaMonica is a married woman, and she has one child. She describes herself to be determined. Monica operates a retail business where she sells clothes. She has been involv...Read their story >
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