The family lives in Burkina Faso. S is 45 years old and works as a chauffeur. His wife E is 38 years old and she sells charcoal. They live with their 4 children in a 1-bedroom house. The family owns the place and have been living here for 20 years. The next big thing they plan on buying is roof materials. Their dream is to be able to buy clothes and a mattress for themselves.
The family lives in Burkina Faso. S is 45 years old and works as a chauffeur. His wife E is 38 years old and sells charcoal. They live with their 3 sons D, 21 years old, M, 18 years old, and Z, 10 years old, and their daughter N, 15 years old, who are all students. Together the couple works for 110 hours/week.
The family lives in a single-room home that they own. They've been living there for the past 20 years. The house has no electricity and the toilet is outside the house but not shared with other households.
Nearly all of the family income is spent on buying food. In addition to her main job, E spends an extra 7 hours every week to collect water and 7 hours to collect wood, which is used with charcoal as fuel for cooking.
The family hardly saves any money since most of it is spent on food. They’ve never been on a vacation. The next thing they plan to buy is a roof. They hope that one day they will be able to fulfil their dream of buying a mattress and some clothes.