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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Egypt’s loan conditions leave poor on the bread line

Egypt’s loan conditions leave poor on the bread line:

"As Zeinab Ahmed and her friend wait for the fresh loaves of subsidised bread they have just bought to cool, they chat about how soaring food prices are forcing their families to alter their eating habits. “Prices have gone crazy. Rice has doubled in price so we eat bread instead,” says Ms Ahmed outside a bakery in Imbaba, a poor district of Cairo. The wife of a metalworker, she says she has doubled the amount of bread she buys in recent months. Boshra Talaat, her friend, says her family of five has replaced rice and pasta with bread “for all three meals”."



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