The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp in Chad.
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

Nothing speaks to me like this photo series. The families and their food.

This famous photo of the Aboubakars (taken in 2006 I believe) inspired me to eat more legumes and beans over the past few years. I figured—if 6 of them can get by on ~ $1/week, I can definitely lower my expenses by working what’s in those bags into my diet — crowding out the rich, expensive food (meats, pâté, cheese, hummus, butter, pre-made stuff).

Always fighting the hedonic treadmill. Thanks, Aboubakars (and Peter Menzel).

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