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Dentral Holmes Smith prays during her weekly prayer meeting at her church, a several block walk from her home. Smith lost her job 3 years ago this November. At the time she was working as a career counselor for a welfare to work program. Today she lives in a small rented room in a marginal neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. Instead of looking for a job working for someone else, Smith has hopes that she can turn her slew of writing, research and organizational skills into a profitable small business consulting business. She currently charges $35 an hour for her services.
Photo by Scott Lewis for The Los Angeles Times