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Global Voices: Global Recession

 INSP 02 February 2019

Has the global recession affected your life and how have you dealt with it? (288 Words) - By Street News Service

Global Voices_168_Linda Chan

Linda Chan - Victoria, British Columbia. Photo: Street News Service

Global Voices_168_Danny Barnett

Danny Barnett - London, UK. Photo: Street News Service

Global Voices_168_Fumi Otagaki

Fumi Otagaki - Kyoto, Japan. Photo: Street News Service

Global Voices_168_James Zulu

James Zulu - Lusaka, Zambia. Photo: Street News Service

Global Voices_168_Nina Maurina

Nina Maurina - St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Street News Service


Name: Linda Chan
Age:
52
Occupation:
Communications Facilitator / Community Volunteer
City:
Victoria, BC, Canada

"The global recession has coloured my outlook of the world - Saving instead of spending money and living more simply. Meditation / yoga have become a refuge to all the uncertainty in the world."

 

Name: Fumi Otagaki
Age:
29
Occupation:
Designer
City of Residence:
Kyoto, Japan

"It hasn't affected my life that much. I, however, try to cut my living expenses, especially meal costs. Not eating out any more and cooking at home by myself. Bringing lunch box at work also helps me out to meet ends meet!"

 

Name: Danny Barnett
Age:
40
Occupation:
Builder
City:
London, UK

"To be honest it's not affected me - I've been in a credit crunch since I was a likkle (little) boy!  It's a big problem for the banks and the city boys, but now they're making others suffer too, thousands of people are now out of a job. I'm just glad I've still got one."

 

Name: James Zulu
Age: 36
Occupation:
Goods and Services supplier
City
: Lusaka, Zambia

"I'm in the business of supplying goods and services to companies based on their needs, with global recession most companies have cut budgets which means I am directly affected because I don't get orders and this reduces my income."

 

Name: Nina Maurina
Age:
82
Occupation:
Pensioner
City:
St. Petersburg, Russia

"The price of food has increased significantly, especially on important goods and I for example love Finnish yoghurt and cheese which I now cannot afford. The conversations about the crisis are scary, but we survived one famine so we can survive another. It's not for us to decide, but I am an optimist".

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