Cardboard Granny | S Korea's Elderly Poor | CNA Insider

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"My back hurts and my body aches everywhere. But I say I am okay because I don't want them to worry." Madam Yim, 86, picks cardboard for money so as not to burden her family.

Almost half of South Koreans over the age of 65 live in poverty. Part 2 in our series on elderly poverty in the region.

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