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Clothing SalesEl SalvadorAna is 34 years old and lives in her own home with her husband. She has been selling clothing for 15 years as a street vendor in the different subdivisions that are near he...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorMarian is forty-six years old and lives in her own home with her husband and daughter. She works in the sale of clothing for women, men and children and has had her busines...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorReina is 46 years old and lives in her own home with her family. She makes a living by selling clothing for women and men. Her business is located in the municipal market. ...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorVeranissie is 35 years old and lives in her own home with her life partner. She sells clothing and home decorations for a living and has had her business in her place of re...Read their story >
Clothing SalesEl SalvadorSandra is 37 years old and lives in her own home with her husband and two children. She sells women's and men's clothing for a living and has 15 years experience in this bu...Read their story >
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