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According to recent surveys, every Latin American immigrant in the United States sends between $100 and $300 back home each month. This report highlights the remittance practices of Latin America and their role as a foreign currency source across the region.
In Tajikistan most rural inhabitants don’t have access to drinking water near their homes. This innovative project, initiated by UNDP and the European Commission’s ‘ECHO’ Programme, encourages Tajik migrant workers to earmark some of the money they earn abroad for the installation of drinking water facilities for their families back home.
Funds sent by overseas workers back to Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to drop steeply in 2009, shrinking a crucial source of cash for many families in the region. Remittances to the region began to slow in 2008 after a decade of growth, according to the Inter-American Development Bank, as countries such as the U.S., Spain and Japan, slid into recession. read more
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The remittances that Mexican emigrants send home to their families from a recession-bound US has dropped by 14 per cent over the last year. Adam Thomson visited the small town of Sengio in the southern state of Michoacan to see how families and local businesses are being affected by the drop off in funds.