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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaría, 63, lives in her own house with her family. She has been selling clothing on foot throughout various markets, and with what she earns from her sales, she manages to...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl Salvador32-year old Erika lives in her own house with her husband and son. She has earned her living for several years selling clothing in the streets of different communities. She...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorRosa, 43 years old, lives in her own house with her two children. She has made a living selling clothing for women and men for the past 10 years. Her business is locate...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaria, 36 years old, makes a living selling undergarments for women and men. She has practiced this trade for 2 years and she has many loyal clients who keep her business a...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorConsuelo is 49 years old. She lives in her own house with her life companion. She has been selling clothing for 8 years. Her business is located in her house and she has ma...Read their story >
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