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Living on the Streets of Madrid - 10 Jun 2012
Living on the Streets of Madrid - 10 Jun 2012
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June 09, 2012
Carmen Castilla, 77, dozes off as she sits with her family's belongings on the street that has been her...
Madrid, Spain
A woman dozes off as she sits with her family's belongings on the street that has been her home for the...
Carmen Castilla, 77, dozes off as she sits with her family's belongings on the street that has been her home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. Castilla and her three daughters were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again, " says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever another sister Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here", Rosa says. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
SPAIN/
RTR33C1J
June 09, 2012
Carmen Castilla (L-R), 77, her daughters Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, Carmen Aurora, 49, and Antonia,...
Madrid, Spain
A woman and her daughters try to get some sleep outside a store in Madrid
Carmen Castilla (L-R), 77, her daughters Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, Carmen Aurora, 49, and Antonia, 44, (not pictured) try to get some sleep outside a store in Madrid June 8, 2012. Castilla and her daughters were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after her daughter Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "Some people have given us mattresses so that we wouldn't have to sleep on the floor, but my mother has a hard time getting up from the floor level and she prefers to sleep on the chair, " says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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RTR33C26
June 09, 2012
Carmen Castilla, 77, (L-R) her daughters Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, Carmen Aurora, 49, and Antonia,...
Madrid, Spain
A woman and her daughters try to get some sleep outside a store in Madrid
Carmen Castilla, 77, (L-R) her daughters Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, Carmen Aurora, 49, and Antonia, 44, (not pictured) try to get some sleep outside a store in Madrid June 8, 2012. Castilla and her daughters were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "Some people have given us mattresses so that we wouldn't have to sleep on the floor, but my mother has a hard time getting up from the floor level and she prefers to sleep on the chair, " says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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RTR33C1B
June 09, 2012
Antonia Sastre Castilla, 44, (C) and her sister Rosa Maria (L), 46, start carrying their family's belongings...
Madrid, Spain
A woman and her sister start carrying their family's belongings to the outside of a store where they...
Antonia Sastre Castilla, 44, (C) and her sister Rosa Maria (L), 46, start carrying their family's belongings to the outside of a store where they have been spending the night for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. Antonia, her two sisters Carmen Aurora and Rosa, and their 77-year-old mother Carmen Castilla were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again," says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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June 09, 2012
Antonia Sastre Castilla, 44, (C) reacts after realizing how little space they have to sleep, as her sister...
Madrid, Spain
A woman reacts after realizing how little space they have to sleep, as her sister tries to make the area...
Antonia Sastre Castilla, 44, (C) reacts after realizing how little space they have to sleep, as her sister Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, tries to make the area more comfortable for the family to get some sleep, outside a store in Madrid June 8, 2012. The family was evicted from the apartment they were renting in April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "Some people have given us mattresses so that we wouldn't have to sleep on the floor, but my mother has a hard time getting up from the floor level and she prefers to sleep on the chair, " says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from visually impaired Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever another sister Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building.Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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June 09, 2012
Carmen Aurora Sastre Castilla, 49, gestures as the family prepares to sleep in a small area outside a...
Madrid, Spain
A woman gestures as her family prepares to sleep in a small area outside a store in Madrid
Carmen Aurora Sastre Castilla, 49, gestures as the family prepares to sleep in a small area outside a store in Madrid June 8, 2012. She, her two sisters and 77-year-old mother Carmen were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after sister Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for them for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "Some people have given us mattresses so that we wouldn't have to sleep on the floor, but my mother has a hard time getting up from the floor level and she prefers to sleep on the chair," Rosa says. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever another sister Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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RTR33C0X
June 09, 2012
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, caresses the arm of her mother's Carmen Castilla, 77, as she tries to...
Madrid, Spain
A woman caresses the arm of her mother as she tries to sleep sitting on a chair outside a store in Madrid...
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, caresses the arm of her mother's Carmen Castilla, 77, as she tries to sleep sitting on a chair outside a store in Madrid June 8, 2012. Castilla and her three daughters were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again, " says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever another sister Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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RTR33C0J
June 09, 2012
Carmen Aurora Sastre Castilla, 49, brushes her teeth after dinner as her mother Carmen Castilla (bottom...
Madrid, Spain
A woman brushes her teeth after dinner as her mother and sister sit with the family's belongings on the...
Carmen Aurora Sastre Castilla, 49, brushes her teeth after dinner as her mother Carmen Castilla (bottom L), 77, and her sister Rosa Maria (top L), 46, sit with the family's belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. The three of them, as well as their 44-year-old sister Antonia (not pictured), were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again, " says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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RTR33C0S
June 09, 2012
A passer-by looks at the Castilla family as they sit with their belongings on the street that has been...
Madrid, Spain
A passer-by looks at the Castilla family as they sit with their belongings on the street that has been...
A passer-by looks at the Castilla family as they sit with their belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. 77-year-old Carmen Castilla and her three daughters were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again, " says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever another sister Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here", Rosa says. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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RTR33C0C
June 09, 2012
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, talks to Tony, the family's dog, as her mother Carmen Castilla (L), 77,...
Madrid, Spain
A woman talks to her pet dog as her mother and sister sit with their belongings on the street that has...
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, talks to Tony, the family's dog, as her mother Carmen Castilla (L), 77, and her sister Carmen Aurora, 49, sit with the family's belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. The family was evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again," says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS ANIMALS)
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RTR33BZB
June 09, 2012
Antonia Sastre Castilla, 44, walks next to her family's belongings on the street that has been their...
Madrid, Spain
A woman walks next to her family's belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two...
Antonia Sastre Castilla, 44, walks next to her family's belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. Antonia, her two sisters Carmen Aurora and Rosa, and their 77-year-old mother Carmen Castilla were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again, " says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building."The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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June 09, 2012
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, prepares dinner for her 77-year-old mother and her two sisters on the...
Madrid, Spain
A woman prepares dinner for her mother and her two sisters on the street that has been their home for...
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, prepares dinner for her 77-year-old mother and her two sisters on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. The family was evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again," says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever another sister Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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RTR33BZD
June 09, 2012
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, (L) jokes with her mother Carmen Castilla, 77, as her sister Carmen Aurora,...
Madrid, Spain
A woman jokes with her mother as they sit with their belongings on the street that has been their home...
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, (L) jokes with her mother Carmen Castilla, 77, as her sister Carmen Aurora, 49, sits with the family's belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. All of them, as well as their 44-year-old sister Antonia (not pictured), were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again, " says Rosa. As of now, the family lives on their mother's widow's pension as well as the little money they get from Antonia's disability check and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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RTR33BZT
June 09, 2012
Carmen Castilla, 77, gets tired of spending all day sitting on a chair next to the family's belongings...
Madrid, Spain
A woman, evicted from her rental apartment, gets tired of spending all day sitting on a chair at the...
Carmen Castilla, 77, gets tired of spending all day sitting on a chair next to the family's belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. Castilla and her three daughters were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after her daughter Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent I'm sure we could make it work again, " says Rosa. As of now, they survive on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever their sister Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building."The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
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June 09, 2012
Carmen Aurora Sastre Castilla (L) hands her sister Rosa some bread for their sister Antonia (only her...
Madrid, Spain
An evicted family has dinner next to their belongings on the street that has been their home for the...
Carmen Aurora Sastre Castilla (L) hands her sister Rosa some bread for their sister Antonia (only her hand is visible), as their mother Carmen Castilla, 77, sits while they have dinner next to the family's belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. The family was evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole bread winner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again," says Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla. As of now, the family lives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building."The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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RTR33BYX
June 09, 2012
Carmen Aurora Sastre Castilla, 49, sits next to her family's belongings and her dog Tony, on the street...
Madrid, Spain
A woman sits next to her family's belongings and her dog Tony, on the street that has been their home...
Carmen Aurora Sastre Castilla, 49, sits next to her family's belongings and her dog Tony, on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. Carmen Aurora, her two sisters Rosa and Antonia, and her 77-year-old mother Carmen were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again," says Rosa. As of now, the family survives on their mother's widow's pension, as well as the little money they get from their visually impaired sister Antonia's welfare allowance, and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS POVERTY ANIMALS)
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RTR33BZ2
June 08, 2012
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, (L-R), her mother Carmen Castilla, 77, and her sister Carmen Aurora,...
Madrid, Spain
A family evicted from their rental apartment, sit with their belongings on the street that has been their...
Rosa Maria Sastre Castilla, 46, (L-R), her mother Carmen Castilla, 77, and her sister Carmen Aurora, 49, sit with their belongings on the street that has been their home for the past two weeks in Madrid June 8, 2012. All of them, as well as their 44-year-old sister Antonia (not pictured), were evicted from their rental apartment on April 24 after Rosa, the sole breadwinner, lost her job and couldn't pay for the monthly rent. Social services provided them temporary lodging for 15 days, and after that they found themselves on the street. They all sleep cramped in a tiny space outside a store nearby. "If I could find a job again and we could get social rent, I'm sure we could make it work again, " says Rosa. As of now, the family lives on their mother's widow's pension as well as the little money they get from Antonia's disability check and whatever Carmen Aurora can scrape by working as a concierge at a nearby building. "The people in this neighbourhood are very nice. Many bring us food and try to make us more comfortable here," says Rosa. Picture taken June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS)
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