A group of 10 immigrant women recently launched their own eco-friendly cleaning business in Pasadena, Cal., according to reports in the Pasadena Star News. The women have gone through various courses with the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California and specifically the leadership program for low-income Latina women in Pasadena.

According to the article, "In classes ranging from business basics and administrative skills to environmentally conscious cleaning techniques and product knowledge - with an emphasis on learning English - the women worked for more than three years before creating the limited liability partnership."

The products they use are safe to use around people of all ages, animals, as well as the building occupants and workers. "The women will use vinegar-based cleaning products rather than bleach, which burns skin, eyes and throats, as well as a special Sanitaire vacuum along with other eco-friendly supplies."

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