Life on a Dollar a Day

Joseph Onyango Siri, 48 years of age, lives on his ancestor’s land in a thatched hut he has built for himself and his seven children in western Kenya.

He farms land that has flooded and dried out so often the soil has the consistency of cement. His wife died in childbirth, unable to reach medical help in time to save her or the baby.
Joseph raises his family on the small amount of corn he grows and the money he makes selling firewood he collects. He buys his water from a private borehole nearby. His income is less than a dollar a day.

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