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Hossain, Bangladesh
$175

Hossain

Hossain, Bangladesh
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Hossain

Hossain, Bangladesh
Monthly income
$175
$175
Monthly income

The Hossain family lives in Bangladesh. Mohammed is 35 years old and works as a rickshaw driver. His wife Shathi is 25 years old and works in a garment factory. They are parents to 2 children and live in a rented 1-bedroom house. They like the house because of its reasonable rent but the mosquito infestation worries them. Their favorite item is the TV. The next thing they plan on buying is a new rickshaw and their dream is to someday buy a new house.

The Hossain family lives in Bangladesh. Mohammed is 35 years old and works as a rickshaw driver; his wife, Shathi, is 25 years old and works in a garment factory. They have a 12-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. Together, they work 170 hours per week. The family moved into their current home about a year ago in search of cheap rent. Although the home is plagued with mosquitoes, they are pleased to afford its rent. The electricity connection is unreliable and fails twice a week. They cook their food with propane and purchase all their food supplies by spending 70% of their income. Drinking water is available away from the home. Collecting the water is a chore that takes about 2 minutes to complete, but the water is not always clean. Toilet facilities are also located away from the home and are shared by 21 families. Mohammed has never been on vacation, and his favorite possession is the television. He would like to purchase a new rickshaw, and dreams of one day purchasing a new home.

Photo by: Luc Forsyth
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