“Artisanal jewelry takes on our human side. It’s a way of life.” This is how Evelyn described her business of making hand crafted jewelry since she stopped working in a maquila. She left the maquila job due to the high levels of stress and exhaustion that were negatively affecting her health.
“Worker” is the word that best defines Maria Julia. Her childhood was like that of many children in El Salvador – since she was 9 she, she worked selling fruit at the market with her father. Currently, she sells fried fruits, vegetables and sweets in the center of the San Ramón.
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