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ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Families here send what they can to those back home

Hamza Mohamed takes his 6-year-old daughter, Safiya, for a ride on the Link Light Rail to Westlake in Seattle. Mohamed, a truck driver, supports his family in Seattle and pays for his mother’s rent, food and medical expenses in Kenya. “We're basically like a lifeline,” he says.