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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorLilian is 32 years old. She is a single mother who lives in her own house with her four children. She has sold clothing for several years. She sells as a street vendor in t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaria, 49 years old, lives in her own house with her daughter, who works and helps her economically, and her two grandchildren. She has worked selling clothing for 24 years...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorThis entrepreneur's face has been blurred out because she is 24 years old and lives in a high-risk area. She lives in her own home with her partner. She is in the business...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorThe young woman whose face is blurred is 28 years old, and she lives in a high-risk area. She sells clothes for a living as a street vendor, working in different markets. T...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorSulma is 31 years old, and is a single mother who lives with her daughter in their own house. She works selling clothing for women, men and children on a mobile basis in di...Read their story >
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