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Ozilene Andrade has built up her cleaning business since joining Viva Verde cooperative. She cleaned at Somerville Community Corporation recently.

Co-op has a deal for cleaners' helpers

Brazilian immigrants see new business model

By Yvonne Abraham
Globe Staff / March 22, 2007

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For years, the thriving local Brazilian housecleaning industry has operated the same way. Savvy immigrants with the best English skills and the strongest social networks build up cleaning routes of 20 customers or more, and make as much as $100,000 annually. (Full article: 1275 words)

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