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Chowdhury, India
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Chowdhury

Chowdhury, India
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Chowdhury

Chowdhury, India
Monthly income
$30
$30
Monthly income

The Chowdhury family lives in India. Suresh is 40 years old and is a fruit collector. His wife Basanti is 30 years old and they have 4 children. The family lives in a 1-bedroom house, which is built on encroached land, and they have been living here for 10 years. They are grateful for the house as it is their only shelter, but their biggest issue is the distant water source. Their favorite item in the house is the phone. The next big thing they plan on buying is a plot of land and their dream is to buy a pump for the water borehole.

The Chowdhury family lives in India. Suresh is 40 years old and is a fruit collector. His wife Basanti is 30 years old and they have 4 children. Their two sons are Laxman, age 10, and Sarinder, age 6, and the two daughters are Rekha, age 7, and Rashmi, age 3. All the children are out of school. Suresh works 84 hours/week. The family lives in a one-room house built on encroached land. The house was constructed with help from friends and family about 10 years ago. It has no electricity, no water, and no toilet. The worst thing about the house is that their water source is 2.5 km away and isn’t safe to drink. Suresh spends over 17 hours per week fetching water for the family’s use. Nearly all of the family income is spent on purchasing food. Suresh also spends 4 hours every week to collect wood for cooking. The Chowdhury family doesn’t save money. Their most treasured possession is their phone. Suresh hopes one day to purchase a plot of land, and dreams of having a home with a well or water pump.

Photo by: Zoriah Miller
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