Here are stories of how the world economy and tradition affects people’s environment and daily life.

In many parts of the world, families are struggling to clear debts. In the course of the struggle, communities give up the professions they have pursued over generations and look at alternate professions that are more lucrative, to assure their survival. In few parts of the world communities practice self-sustenance that has a gentler impact on the environment and a powerful statement on the world economy. Many of the ‘progressive’ communities could learn from the self-sustaining practices.