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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorEvelin is 37 years old. She lives in her own house with her husband and their three children. She has worked selling clothing for 3 years. Her business is located in her pl...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl Salvador48-year old Maria lives in her own house with her husband and four children. She earns her living selling clothing for men, women, and children in the streets of the variou...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorRoxana is 34 years old and lives with her life companion and their two daughters. She has been selling clothes for women, men, and children for five years. Roxana has man...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorLilian is 42 years old and lives with her husband and their two children in their own house. She works selling shoes and clothing. Her shop is in her home. With her work, s...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorBlanca is 57 years old and she lives with her three grandchildren. She has a clothing sales business that caters to different styles and all clients, ladies, gentlemen,...Read their story >
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