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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorBlanca is 31 years old. She is a single mother, and she lives with her two children who are 7 and 5 years old. She is a businesswoman who for the past 3 years has been maki...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorEmelinda has worked selling clothing for young people (pants, shorts, shirts, and t-shirts) for the past 3 years. She completes her sales in a location in a busy commercial...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorYessica needs more capital to buy a variety of clothing, bread, eggs, oil, snacks, sweets, crackers, beverages, cheese, cream, fresh cheese, and other basic products so tha...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorAlejandra lives with her mother and her sisters. She sells clothes and sandals. She does not have a fixed schedule for selling to the public. Her mother and her sisters ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorSeñora María is 53 years old, and she is a housewife. She studied until the third grade. She was unable to continue her studies because of financial problems, and she devot...Read their story >
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