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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaria is 57 years old and is very responsible and hardworking woman who is always looking for a way to get ahead. She is a single mother and lives in a home of her own wit...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMaria is a 40 year old single mother who lives in her own home with her 23 year old son. She works in clothing sales and has owned a business in the municipal market for 7 ...Read their story >
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 Salvador27-year old Marta lives in her own house with her husband and their three children aged 10, 7, and 2. She earns her living selling different types of clothing in the commun...Read their story >
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