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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMarta is a 43-year-old single mother who lives in her own house with her two daughters. She makes a living selling clothes traveling through different markets. She has a lo...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorAlma is 50 years old and lives in a house she owns with her parents. She works selling clothing as a street vendor in the areas around where she lives. She has many fixed...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorThe young woman whose face has been pixelated because she is 26 years old and lives in a high risk area, works selling clothing for women and men as a street vendor through...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorLucia, 43 years old, lives in her own home with her 20-year-old son. She is a single mother who has fought for much in life and has worked hard to provide for her son in hi...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaritza is 46-years old. She went to school through her second year of high school. She is married, and her husband is a bricklayer. Maritza and her husband have three c...Read their story >
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