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Jacques, Haiti
$39

Jacques

Jacques, Haiti
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Jacques

Jacques, Haiti
Monthly income
$39
$39
Monthly income

The Jacques family lives in Haiti. Thomas is 57 years old and works as a farmer. His wife Marielene is 43 years old and they have two children. They live in a 1-bedroom house and have been living here for 15 years. They like the house because it has nice beds and they own it. Their favorite item in the house is the children birth documents. The next big thing they plan on buying is a small clothes business. Their dream is to own a better house.

The Jacques family lives in Haiti. Thomas is 57 years old and works as a farmer. His wife Marielene is 43 years old and she looks after their two children: Michma, 15 years old and Jackson, 6 years old. Thomas works 49 hours a week. The family has been living in their one-room house for 15 years. They own the house and built it themselves. They also own land. The house has no electricity, no toilet, and no running water. The nearest safe water source is 1 hour away, so the family spends 25 hours per week collecting water. They spend 90% of their income on buying food supplies. They cook with wood, so Thomas spends 10 hours per week collecting firewood. The family is not saving any money. They are planning to buy clothes to sell as a small business. They are hoping one day to fulfill their dream of buying a better house.

Photo by: Zoriah Miller
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