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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMirian is 46 years old and lives with her husband and her daughter in a house that they own. She has earned her living for several years selling clothing. Her business is l...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorThe young woman, whose face has been blurred because she is 27 years old and lives in a high-risk area, has been making a living selling articles of clothing for eight year...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorThe young woman who has her face pixelated is 22 years old. She lives in a high risk area. She has a business selling clothes at the municipal market. It is in a heavily...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorRosario is 44 years old. She is a woman who is always looking for ways to move her children forward. She relies on her pupusa sale business, which she was able to improve t...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorDolores, 34, lives in her own home with her husband and their three children. For the past 5 years she has sold men and women's clothing. She sells them door to door in...Read their story >
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