There are three of us in my family: my husband, myself and my nephew who is 12 years old and studying at primary school grade 3. My husband has gone fishing for the day. He has a problem with his arm which means he cannot do heavy work and he sometimes suffers from stomach aches due to excessive drinking. My nephew has had a fever over the last few days so I bought medicine for him. I suffer from chest pains and have breathing difficulties when lifting heavy objects. I took medicine to ease the pain. We didn’t plant rice this year due to lack of labour. Instead I have bought rice for my family during the last two months.
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