Five Mexican women living in New York City got tired of waiting in the day-labor line for inconsistent freelance jobs.
They set up their own cleaning cooperative that specializes in using eco-friendly non-toxic products.
They went further by mixing their own cleaning products at home from natural ingredients like vinegar and lemon. Their growing roster of clients appreciate a new less toxic home environment and the women themselves are safer. Some of them used to suffer from headaches after working hours amid traditional chemical cleansers.
Check out the blog for their Apple Eco-friendly Cleaning Cooperative.
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