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Taste of Home: What's on my plate

By Katie Morgan

Chicagoans are partial to their hot dogs and New Yorkers claim their pizza is the best. Food has always played a critical role in our communities. We gather with our families, friends, and neighbors over a meal for a multitude of reasons, and we spend countless hours thinking about what we want to eat next—but how often think about what dinner looks like for our global neighbors living in poverty? 

Pull up a chair and join us as we share virtual meals around the world!

 

Less than $35 a month

Family of six making $29 a month in India.
Family of six making $29 a month in India.

Family of six making $30 a month in Malawi.
Family of six making $30 a month in Malawi.

Family of six making $34 a month in Zimbabwe.
Family of six making $34 a month in Zimbabwe.

$70 - $100 a month

Family of four making $72 a month in Nigeria
Family of four making $72 a month in Nigeria

Family of four making $80 a year in India.
Family of four making $80 a year in India.

Family of 10 making $93 a month in the Philippines.
Family of 10 making $93 a month in the Philippines.

$130 - $170 a month

Family of three making $131 a month in Indonesia.
Family of three making $131 a month in Indonesia.

Family of 7 making $145 a month in Colombia.
Family of 7 making $145 a month in Colombia.

Family of six making $169 in the Philippines.
Family of six making $169 in the Philippines.

It is inspiring to see what a difference a small increase in monthly income can make for a family’s nutrition. It gives me a tangible reminder of the importance of partnering with our clients on their journey out of poverty. If you’re interested in better understanding our global neighbors, exploring more aspects of life around the world, and discovering how things change depending on location and income, I encourage you to visit Dollar Street.


All images shown here are from Dollar Street by Gapminder and can be found at www.gapminder.org/dollar-street

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