Three generations of women in San Salvador sell coffee on the streets

In the square, women sell coffee from carts made with supermarket trolleys and adapted baby strollers to mobilize sales.

  • 9 months ago
  • September 16, 2022
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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador ꟷ Traditional vendors move through Plaza Libertad in the city of San Salvador with carts full of coffee. A cup of coffee costs between $0.25 to $0.50 cents. They also sell a variety of sweet bread.

In the square, you can see everything from carts made with supermarket trolleys, to baby strollers adapted to mobilize sales. For hundreds of workers around the center of San Salvador in El Salvador, their traditional cart sales make up their livelihood.

This series of photographs shows three generations of coffee women, from 60-year-old veterans to 40-year-olds, and finally to a new generation of 20-year-old women.

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