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Cramped in a motel, a family feels grip of poverty

For Brenda Salgado, finding a ride for her children to get to school is hard. Trying to escape the poverty her children endure is much harder. Bouncing from one cramped motel to another is how this mother of four is surviving, like many other families in the suburbs of Los Angeles. With the scars of abuse and addiction in her past, and credit problems and unemployment in her present, Salgado wants to carve out a better future for her two boys and two girls. But it’s more a dream, than a plan.
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