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La Catrina ironing shop: a simple but meaningful story

Cristina’s project was backed by the Employment and Social Innovation Program (EaSI), the European Commission’s new Programme for Employment and Social Innovation intended to fight social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions. “Thanks to our fruitful collaboration with EIF, PerMicro is able to support more and more skilled and talented individuals who discover their passion for self-employment and entrepreneurship. Their stories, just like Cristina’s, are simple but meaningful: they address inclusion and finding their own space in society” concludes Stefano.

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