Each month, Assina, Abdul’s wife, therefore receives an average of 17,000 rupees, about 260 dollars. This money is directly sent to her account via bank transfer. Assina also works: she is a weaver, but through this she earns only a fraction of her husband’s salary – a few thousand rupees at most. As for most families in the region, it is her, the mother in the family, who holds the purse strings. She saves about one third of the money received from Riyadh.
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