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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorTeresa is 46 years old and is a single mother. She lives in her own home with her daughter, and earns her living selling clothing as a street vendor in different markets. S...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorSoleyma, 37, lives in her own house with her daughter and her husband who works and helps her economically. She has a clothes-selling business which is located in the m...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl Salvador37-year-old Silvia is a single mother who lives in her own house with her 7-year-old daughter. She works as a street vendor selling clothing in the different markets and co...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorKenya is 32. She lives with her husband in a house they own, and she helps him financially by selling clothes. She has a booth at the municipal market in a busy area, so sh...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorJuana is 33. She lives in a house that she owns with her husband and their two daughters. She sells second hand apparel clothing out of her home. She has many customers bec...Read their story >
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