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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorRoxana is 43 and has been selling clothing for several years, her business is located at home and has many customers. Roxana lives at home with her husband and two childre...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorVilma is 35 years old and lives in her own house with her husband and their 2 children. She has worked selling clothes for 2 years, and sells them as a street vendor in dif...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorDilicia is 38 years old and lives in her own house with her family group. She has been selling women’s underwear for several years. Her sales method is ambulatory, walk...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorAna is 34 years old and lives in her own house with her three children. She has been selling clothes for the last 5 years. She runs her business out of her house, and has m...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorRosaura is 66, she sells clothing around the different markets that are located close to her residence. She lives in a house she owns with her two children and two grandch...Read their story >
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