In-Depth Global Reports

Our Lives is a new IRIN series following 20 people in 10 countries as they try to get by in these testing times. The men and women featured - from teachers to truck drivers - describe how they cope with the rising cost of living, and explain their hopes for the future. This series will be regularly updated. Please click on the map below or on the names on the right-hand panel to explore.

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Samir Uddin – Street hawker
Wliar Rahman – School teacher

Jane Njeri – Displaced person
Millicent Wanyama – Breadcrumb seller

‘Mammuso Lebakeng – Crafts trader
Moloantoa Mokhomphatha – Builder

John Tamba – Teacher
Lorpu Kah – Single mum

Liliana Lova Rahoaritsalamanirinarisoa – Trainee teacher
Thierry Mafisy Miharivonjy Razafindranaivo – Cook

Chaka Dagnoko – Mechanic
Tembely Coulibaly – Restaurateur

Kumari Magar – Maid
Manbahadur Tamang – Farmer

Aslam Rehmat – Dental assistant
Rashid Minhas – Driver

South Sudan
Grace Taban Genova – Home-brewer
Kenyi Chaplain Paul – Security guard

Adel Aklin – Teacher
Ali Abdullah al-Moudai – Community liaison officer

IRIN Films – Food for thought
Cassava in Côte d’Ivoire
Cassava in Côte d’Ivoire
Wheat in India
Wheat in India
Lentils in Nepal
Lentils in Nepal
Rice in Madagascar
Rice in Madagascar
Kenya’s Unga revolution
Kenya’s Unga revolution
A question of dignity
A question of dignity

June 2013 Updates