{"code":"24133","sect":"EF Foto","sect_slug":"ef-foto","hits":"26922","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/es\/202003\/ef_foto\/24133","link_edit":"","name":"''Si me quedo en casa, me muero de hambre''","slug":"si-me-quedo-en-casa-me-muero-de-hambre","info":"Dejar de trabajar y encerrarse en casa durante el estado de excepci\u00f3n por Coronavirus es un lujo que quienes trabajan en el sector informal de El Salvador dif\u00edcilmente pueden darse. No hablamos de poca gente. Seg\u00fan un estudio que Fusades present\u00f3 en octubre de 2018, se trata de siete de cada diez salvadore\u00f1os. Gente que no tiene Seguro Social ni pensi\u00f3n y, salvo excepciones como algunas empleadas dom\u00e9sticas, tampoco un pago fijo. Los vendedores informales son \u00edcono de este desafortunado sector de la econom\u00eda nacional, y los vendedores del Centro Hist\u00f3rico son los m\u00e1s c\u00e9lebres de entre ellos. No son pocos. Al menos hasta 2015, la Alcald\u00eda capitalina calculaba que son m\u00e1s de 8,600 en puestos en las calles del Centro, y unos 10,000 ambulantes: carretoneros y buhoneros (que andan la venta en la mano). Toda esa gente no se puede dar el lujo de encerrarse. Si venden, comen; si no, no. As\u00ed lo dicen algunos de ellos. &quot;\u00bfSe imagina si no salimos a vender lo que va a pasar con nosotros? Nos van a dejar morir&quot;, dice una anciana que vende medicamentos. &quot;Si no me dejan venir al trabajo, yo voy a hacer desvergue&quot;, dice un lustrador de zapatos. &quot;La gente de dinero compra cosas para guardarlas, nosotros ni el supermercado conocemos&quot;, dice una vendedora de ropa interior. De momento, el Gobierno no ha prohibido la actividad comercial en las calles, pero la sola idea de que esta crisis llegue a ese punto pone en jaque a estos trabajadores.\u00a0 El 15 de marzo, el presidente Nayib Bukele orden\u00f3 a las empresas enviar a sus casas a las personas mayores de 60 a\u00f1os, esto debido a que son los m\u00e1s vulnerables ante una inminente infecci\u00f3n por el COVID-19. Ese domingo, el presidente dijo que los mayores deben salir para cosas &quot;estrictamente necesarias&quot;. En las cuadras remozadas del Centro lo estrictamente necesario para muchos ancianos es pasar todo el d\u00eda en la calle intentando vender algo. La vida no es normal en el Centro. Hay menos afluencia de gente, aunque siguen siendo multitudes en las horas pico, y a partir del martes 17 las principales plazas amanecieron cerradas con cinta amarilla para evitar aglomeraciones. Sin embargo, los vendedores de ropa, sorbetes, hamacas, panes, caf\u00e9, baratijas no se detienen. Siguen pateando calle, buscando sobrevivir al hambre en tiempos de Coronavirus.\u00a0","mtag":"Desigualdad","noun":{"html":"\u003Cspan class='tint-text--dark' data_href='\/user\/profile\/cbarrera'\u003E Carlos Barrera\u003C\/span\u003E","data":{"carlos-barrera":{"sort":"cbarrera","slug":"carlos-barrera","path":"carlos_barrera","name":"Carlos Barrera","edge":"0","init":"0"}}},"view":"26922","pict":{"cms-image-000033144-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33144","name":"cms-image-000033144.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033144.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033144.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033144-jpg","text":"","capt":""},"cms-image-000033145-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33145","name":"cms-image-000033145.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033145.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033145.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033145-jpg","text":"<p>Mar\u00eda Mej\u00eda, 64, lives in Amatepec, Soyapango. Her only source of income is selling panes mata ni\u00f1os, popular street breads topped with cabbage, mortadella, and salsa. \u201cI sell $20 of product per day, and take home about $5 after overhead costs,\u201d she said. \u201cIt\u2019s complicated with the coronavirus, but if I stay home, I\u2019ll starve.\u201d<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EMar\u00eda Mej\u00eda, 64, lives in Amatepec, Soyapango. Her only source of income is selling panes mata ni\u00f1os, popular street breads topped with cabbage, mortadella, and salsa. \u201cI sell $20 of product per day, and take home about $5 after overhead costs,\u201d she said. \u201cIt\u2019s complicated with the coronavirus, but if I stay home, I\u2019ll starve.\u201d\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000033146-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33146","name":"cms-image-000033146.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033146.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033146.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033146-jpg","text":"<p dir=\"ltr\">Eli\u00e9zer Cabrera, 24, has sold sorbet for two years. He and his partner, 23, have a four-year-old daughter. The $25 he earns every day is enough for them to get by. \u201cIf I can\u2019t sell, I can\u2019t feed my daughter, and I won\u2019t let that happen,\u201d he said. \u201cStaying home would be the end of me.\u201d<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003EEli\u00e9zer Cabrera, 24, has sold sorbet for two years. He and his partner, 23, have a four-year-old daughter. The $25 he earns every day is enough for them to get by. \u201cIf I can\u2019t sell, I can\u2019t feed my daughter, and I won\u2019t let that happen,\u201d he said. \u201cStaying home would be the end of me.\u201d\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000033147-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33147","name":"cms-image-000033147.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033147.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033147.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033147-jpg","text":"<p>Esperanza P\u00e9rez, 83, lives in Apopa and sells combs in downtown San Salvador. A longtime traveling saleswoman of all kinds of merchandise, she\u2019s had to reduce her load with age. \u201cMaybe the emergency measures will save a few people, especially among those with fixed jobs and a good salary,\u201d she said. \u201cBut for the old and poor, the only option is to take to the streets to pay for that day\u2019s meal.\u201d<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EEsperanza P\u00e9rez, 83, lives in Apopa and sells combs in downtown San Salvador. A longtime traveling saleswoman of all kinds of merchandise, she\u2019s had to reduce her load with age. \u201cMaybe the emergency measures will save a few people, especially among those with fixed jobs and a good salary,\u201d she said. \u201cBut for the old and poor, the only option is to take to the streets to pay for that day\u2019s meal.\u201d\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000033148-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33148","name":"cms-image-000033148.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033148.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033148.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033148-jpg","text":"<p>Tatiana Cresp\u00edn, 24, travels from her home in San Bartolo, Ilopango to sell lingerie at Gerardo Barrios Plaza in San Salvador. It\u2019s a family business, paying for the lives of her parents, too. \u201cMy parents are over 60,\u201d she explained. \u201cI go out to sell and they wait for me. I worry about their health, but also about how to put food on the table. I don\u2019t know what I\u2019ll do if I stop selling one day and can\u2019t help my parents.\u201d<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003ETatiana Cresp\u00edn, 24, travels from her home in San Bartolo, Ilopango to sell lingerie at Gerardo Barrios Plaza in San Salvador. It\u2019s a family business, paying for the lives of her parents, too. \u201cMy parents are over 60,\u201d she explained. \u201cI go out to sell and they wait for me. I worry about their health, but also about how to put food on the table. I don\u2019t know what I\u2019ll do if I stop selling one day and can\u2019t help my parents.\u201d\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000033149-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33149","name":"cms-image-000033149.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033149.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033149.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033149-jpg","text":"<p>Blanca Flamenco, 73, lives in Mariona and sells sewing supplies throughout downtown San Salvador. She makes about $5 every day, covering her basic needs. \u201cI won\u2019t stay home. I live alone because my children are dead and nobody can take care of me,\u201d she said. \u201cLet the people with money stay home. When you\u2019re poor, you have to go to work.\u201d<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EBlanca Flamenco, 73, lives in Mariona and sells sewing supplies throughout downtown San Salvador. She makes about $5 every day, covering her basic needs. \u201cI won\u2019t stay home. I live alone because my children are dead and nobody can take care of me,\u201d she said. \u201cLet the people with money stay home. When you\u2019re poor, you have to go to work.\u201d\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000033150-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33150","name":"cms-image-000033150.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033150.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033150.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033150-jpg","text":"<p dir=\"ltr\">Eduardo Tunakalet, 50, travels between his home in Sensuntepeque and different neighborhoods of San Salvador selling hammocks and mats. His sales support his wife and two children. \u201cStaying home leaves me and my family without sustenance. I\u2019ll be careful, but I will always go out to sell,\u201d he stated.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003EEduardo Tunakalet, 50, travels between his home in Sensuntepeque and different neighborhoods of San Salvador selling hammocks and mats. His sales support his wife and two children. \u201cStaying home leaves me and my family without sustenance. I\u2019ll be careful, but I will always go out to sell,\u201d he stated.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000033151-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33151","name":"cms-image-000033151.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033151.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033151.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033151-jpg","text":"<p>Marta Mej\u00eda, 64, lives in Apopa and sells medicine on foot. \u201cI haven\u2019t sold anything here today. You roll the dice on a meal every day,\u201d she said. \u201cCan you imagine what would happen to us if we didn\u2019t go out and sell? They would let us die, because we have no other source of income.\u201d<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EMarta Mej\u00eda, 64, lives in Apopa and sells medicine on foot. \u201cI haven\u2019t sold anything here today. You roll the dice on a meal every day,\u201d she said. \u201cCan you imagine what would happen to us if we didn\u2019t go out and sell? They would let us die, because we have no other source of income.\u201d\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000033152-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33152","name":"cms-image-000033152.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033152.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033152.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033152-jpg","text":"<p>Jos\u00e9 Alas, 57, sells candy and cigarettes downtown. He almost always makes $5 per day, $3 of which go to paying for housing. \u201cIf I don\u2019t leave home, I can\u2019t work to pay my rent\u2014even worse, I won\u2019t eat. Necessity makes you work,\u201d he said.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EJos\u00e9 Alas, 57, sells candy and cigarettes downtown. He almost always makes $5 per day, $3 of which go to paying for housing. \u201cIf I don\u2019t leave home, I can\u2019t work to pay my rent\u2014even worse, I won\u2019t eat. Necessity makes you work,\u201d he said.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000033153-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33153","name":"cms-image-000033153.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033153.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033153.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033153-jpg","text":"<p dir=\"ltr\">Javier J\u00edmenez, 50, is a shoe shiner in Plaza Libertad. On a good day, he makes $10; on a bad day, $5. \u201cIf they keep me from working, I\u2019ll raise hell,\u201d he said defiantly. \u201cNobody will get in my way. In these parts, when people start going hungry, they rise up.\u201d<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp dir=\"ltr\"\u003EJavier J\u00edmenez, 50, is a shoe shiner in Plaza Libertad. On a good day, he makes $10; on a bad day, $5. \u201cIf they keep me from working, I\u2019ll raise hell,\u201d he said defiantly. \u201cNobody will get in my way. In these parts, when people start going hungry, they rise up.\u201d\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000033154-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33154","name":"cms-image-000033154.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033154.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033154.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033154-jpg","text":"","capt":""},"cms-image-000033155-jpg":{"feat":"0","sort":"33155","name":"cms-image-000033155.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033155.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033155.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033155-jpg","text":"<p>Delmy Cornejo tiene 43 a\u00f1os de edad, vive en la colonia San Antonio de Soyapango y se dedica a la venta ambulante de ropa interior, en un d\u00eda bueno puede ganar $10, '' De aqu\u00ed nos van a tener que sacar a la fuerza, de aqu\u00ed uno come lo del d\u00eda, la gente de dinero compra cosas para guardarlas nosotros ni el supermercado conocemos'', dijo.<\/p>","capt":"\u003Cp\u003EDelmy Cornejo tiene 43 a\u00f1os de edad, vive en la colonia San Antonio de Soyapango y se dedica a la venta ambulante de ropa interior, en un d\u00eda bueno puede ganar $10, '' De aqu\u00ed nos van a tener que sacar a la fuerza, de aqu\u00ed uno come lo del d\u00eda, la gente de dinero compra cosas para guardarlas nosotros ni el supermercado conocemos'', dijo.\u003C\/p\u003E"},"cms-image-000033157-jpg":{"feat":"1","sort":"33157","name":"cms-image-000033157.jpg","link":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033157.jpg","path":"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/images\/cms-image-000033157.jpg","back":"","slug":"cms-image-000033157-jpg","text":"","capt":""}},"pict_main__sort":33157,"date":{"live":"2020\/03\/18"},"data_post_dateLive_YY":"2020","data_post_dateLive_MM":"03","data_post_dateLive_DD":"18","text":"\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33154\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Delmy Cornejo tiene 43 a\u00f1os, vive en la colonia San Antonio de Soyapango y se dedica a la venta ambulante de ropa interior. En un d\u00eda bueno puede ganar . \"De aqu\u00ed nos van a tener que sacar a la fuerza, de aqu\u00ed uno come lo del d\u00eda, la gente de dinero compra cosas para guardarlas, nosotros ni el supermercado conocemos\", dijo.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EDelmy Cornejo tiene 43 a\u00f1os, vive en la colonia San Antonio de Soyapango y se dedica a la venta ambulante de ropa interior. En un d\u00eda bueno puede ganar . \"De aqu\u00ed nos van a tener que sacar a la fuerza, de aqu\u00ed uno come lo del d\u00eda, la gente de dinero compra cosas para guardarlas, nosotros ni el supermercado conocemos\", dijo.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33144\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Luis Alc\u00e1ntara tiene 67 a\u00f1os de edad. Es un canillita, se dedica a la venta de peri\u00f3dicos en el Centro Hist\u00f3rico. A diario le queda una ganancia de que le alcanza justo para conseguir algo de comer. ''Yo tengo un padecimiento de bronquitis, pero me toca salir porque si no es as\u00ed no se c\u00f3mo har\u00eda para comer y no quiero pedir en las calles, prefiero trabajar'', dijo.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003ELuis Alc\u00e1ntara tiene 67 a\u00f1os de edad. Es un canillita, se dedica a la venta de peri\u00f3dicos en el Centro Hist\u00f3rico. A diario le queda una ganancia de que le alcanza justo para conseguir algo de comer. ''Yo tengo un padecimiento de bronquitis, pero me toca salir porque si no es as\u00ed no se c\u00f3mo har\u00eda para comer y no quiero pedir en las calles, prefiero trabajar'', dijo.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33145\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Mar\u00eda Mej\u00eda, 64, lives in Amatepec, Soyapango. Her only source of income is selling panes mata ni\u00f1os, popular street breads topped with cabbage, mortadella, and salsa. \u201cI sell $20 of product per day, and take home about $5 after overhead costs,\u201d she said. \u201cIt\u2019s complicated with the coronavirus, but if I stay home, I\u2019ll starve.\u201d\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EMar\u00eda Mej\u00eda, 64, lives in Amatepec, Soyapango. Her only source of income is selling panes mata ni\u00f1os, popular street breads topped with cabbage, mortadella, and salsa. \u201cI sell $20 of product per day, and take home about $5 after overhead costs,\u201d she said. \u201cIt\u2019s complicated with the coronavirus, but if I stay home, I\u2019ll starve.\u201d\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33146\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Eli\u00e9zer Cabrera, 24, has sold sorbet for two years. He and his partner, 23, have a four-year-old daughter. The $25 he earns every day is enough for them to get by. \u201cIf I can\u2019t sell, I can\u2019t feed my daughter, and I won\u2019t let that happen,\u201d he said. \u201cStaying home would be the end of me.\u201d\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EEli\u00e9zer Cabrera, 24, has sold sorbet for two years. He and his partner, 23, have a four-year-old daughter. The $25 he earns every day is enough for them to get by. \u201cIf I can\u2019t sell, I can\u2019t feed my daughter, and I won\u2019t let that happen,\u201d he said. \u201cStaying home would be the end of me.\u201d\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33147\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Esperanza P\u00e9rez, 83, lives in Apopa and sells combs in downtown San Salvador. A longtime traveling saleswoman of all kinds of merchandise, she\u2019s had to reduce her load with age. \u201cMaybe the emergency measures will save a few people, especially among those with fixed jobs and a good salary,\u201d she said. \u201cBut for the old and poor, the only option is to take to the streets to pay for that day\u2019s meal.\u201d\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EEsperanza P\u00e9rez, 83, lives in Apopa and sells combs in downtown San Salvador. A longtime traveling saleswoman of all kinds of merchandise, she\u2019s had to reduce her load with age. \u201cMaybe the emergency measures will save a few people, especially among those with fixed jobs and a good salary,\u201d she said. \u201cBut for the old and poor, the only option is to take to the streets to pay for that day\u2019s meal.\u201d\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33148\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Tatiana Cresp\u00edn, 24, travels from her home in San Bartolo, Ilopango to sell lingerie at Gerardo Barrios Plaza in San Salvador. It\u2019s a family business, paying for the lives of her parents, too. \u201cMy parents are over 60,\u201d she explained. \u201cI go out to sell and they wait for me. I worry about their health, but also about how to put food on the table. I don\u2019t know what I\u2019ll do if I stop selling one day and can\u2019t help my parents.\u201d\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003ETatiana Cresp\u00edn, 24, travels from her home in San Bartolo, Ilopango to sell lingerie at Gerardo Barrios Plaza in San Salvador. It\u2019s a family business, paying for the lives of her parents, too. \u201cMy parents are over 60,\u201d she explained. \u201cI go out to sell and they wait for me. I worry about their health, but also about how to put food on the table. I don\u2019t know what I\u2019ll do if I stop selling one day and can\u2019t help my parents.\u201d\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33149\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Blanca Flamenco, 73, lives in Mariona and sells sewing supplies throughout downtown San Salvador. She makes about $5 every day, covering her basic needs. \u201cI won\u2019t stay home. I live alone because my children are dead and nobody can take care of me,\u201d she said. \u201cLet the people with money stay home. When you\u2019re poor, you have to go to work.\u201d\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EBlanca Flamenco, 73, lives in Mariona and sells sewing supplies throughout downtown San Salvador. She makes about $5 every day, covering her basic needs. \u201cI won\u2019t stay home. I live alone because my children are dead and nobody can take care of me,\u201d she said. \u201cLet the people with money stay home. When you\u2019re poor, you have to go to work.\u201d\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33150\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Eduardo Tunakalet, 50, travels between his home in Sensuntepeque and different neighborhoods of San Salvador selling hammocks and mats. His sales support his wife and two children. \u201cStaying home leaves me and my family without sustenance. I\u2019ll be careful, but I will always go out to sell,\u201d he stated.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EEduardo Tunakalet, 50, travels between his home in Sensuntepeque and different neighborhoods of San Salvador selling hammocks and mats. His sales support his wife and two children. \u201cStaying home leaves me and my family without sustenance. I\u2019ll be careful, but I will always go out to sell,\u201d he stated.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33151\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Marta Mej\u00eda, 64, lives in Apopa and sells medicine on foot. \u201cI haven\u2019t sold anything here today. You roll the dice on a meal every day,\u201d she said. \u201cCan you imagine what would happen to us if we didn\u2019t go out and sell? They would let us die, because we have no other source of income.\u201d\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EMarta Mej\u00eda, 64, lives in Apopa and sells medicine on foot. \u201cI haven\u2019t sold anything here today. You roll the dice on a meal every day,\u201d she said. \u201cCan you imagine what would happen to us if we didn\u2019t go out and sell? They would let us die, because we have no other source of income.\u201d\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33152\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Jos\u00e9 Alas, 57, sells candy and cigarettes downtown. He almost always makes $5 per day, $3 of which go to paying for housing. \u201cIf I don\u2019t leave home, I can\u2019t work to pay my rent\u2014even worse, I won\u2019t eat. Necessity makes you work,\u201d he said.\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EJos\u00e9 Alas, 57, sells candy and cigarettes downtown. He almost always makes $5 per day, $3 of which go to paying for housing. \u201cIf I don\u2019t leave home, I can\u2019t work to pay my rent\u2014even worse, I won\u2019t eat. Necessity makes you work,\u201d he said.\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\t\t\u003Cfigure class=\"pict pict_land pict_move_posc 0 cs_img cs_img--curr rule--ss_c\" data-shot=\"pict\" data-hint=\"pict\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__pobj text-overflow\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/elfaro.net\/get_img?ImageWidth=2000&ImageHeight=1333&ImageId=33153\" class=\"pobj\" style=\"max-width: 100%\" rel=\"resizable\" alt=\"Javier J\u00edmenez, 50, is a shoe shiner in Plaza Libertad. On a good day, he makes $10; on a bad day, $5. \u201cIf they keep me from working, I\u2019ll raise hell,\u201d he said defiantly. \u201cNobody will get in my way. In these parts, when people start going hungry, they rise up.\u201d\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"pict__line block edge--ss_lax edge--ss_rax padd--ss_l0x padd--ss_r0x line--ss_s0b lineh rule--ss_c\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"block-inline full-width align-middle lineh__rect tint-back--nake\"\u003E\u003Cspan\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cfigcaption class=\"pict__text cs_img_caption folk_content typo_buttons line--ss_s0c line--ss_s0c--auto block full-width text-overflow rule--ss_l relative\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"__content block-inline full-width align-top tint-text--idle relative\"\u003EJavier J\u00edmenez, 50, is a shoe shiner in Plaza Libertad. On a good day, he makes $10; on a bad day, $5. \u201cIf they keep me from working, I\u2019ll raise hell,\u201d he said defiantly. \u201cNobody will get in my way. In these parts, when people start going hungry, they rise up.\u201d\u003Cdiv class=\"photographer text_italic rule--ss_l tint-text--idle\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/figcaption\u003E\u003C\/figure\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cbr\/\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u00a0\u003C\/p\u003E"}