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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorBerta, age 43, is an enterprising woman who has been selling clothes for 15 years so that her children can get ahead. She also has the support her husband, who does metalw...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorSara is 43 years old and lives in a privately owned house with her son. She has been making a living selling clothes for a number of years. She sells as a street vendor in ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorCandelaria is 34 years old and lives in her own home with her mother. She works selling underwear and has been in this business for several years. Her business is located...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorCorina, 62, lives in her own house with her 3 grandchildren. She makes a living selling men's and women's clothing. She has been doing this activity for 9 years. She sells ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorArmida lives in her own house with her three children. She makes a living selling clothes. Her business is located in front of City Hall. For several years, she has wor...Read their story >
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